ROEBLING RODEO TIGHTENS UP THE CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
It could have been anyone’s win at the closest race yet of the NATC.
SAVANNAH, GA, July 18, 2022 – Round four of the North America Talent Cup (NATC) produced the closest racing of the season so far, with the top eight riders finishing within .5 second of each other in race one. Race two was even closer, with the top four within a tenth of a second.
His first win of the season, Alex Enriquez was able to work through the pack and finish first—just over a tenth of a second ahead of Aiden Sneed. Chris Clark rounded out the top three, with four other riders in the lead pack. It came down to race craft and patience to earn a podium among many worthy contenders.
In race two, it was a photo finish with Chris Clark beating Logan Monk to the finish line by .008. It was an incredibly close race. On the last lap, a pack of seven riders had a chance at the win all the way to the finish line.
After four rounds, the championship has tightened up. Alessandor DiMario leads with 145 points to Jesse James Shedden’s 141 points. Aiden Sneed sits in third with 100 points after a podium in race one.
The new North America Talent Cup aims to provide riders across the continent with a vital link to professional road racing. The NATC is considered a stepping-stone between the FIM MiniGP North America Series and professional series such as MotoAmerica’s™ Junior Cup or international feeder series like the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup or FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship.
The North America Talent Cup is proud to partner have partnered with WERA for round four at Roebling Road Raceway.
To learn more about the North America Talent Cup, visit: www.northamericatalentcup.com
To learn more about the WERA, visit: www.wera.com
The NATC is a one-make spec-series of teams and riders, using the successful Northern Talent Cup as a blueprint. The limit on entries is 20 riders between 13 and 16 years of age in 2022. The spec-motorcycle will be the Aprilia RS250 SP2; a machine developed by Aprilia in partnership with Ohvale and proven to offer a competitive platform for developing talent. The NATC is designed to create close competition in a cost-effective manner. In its first year, the NATC will race throughout the continental U.S., with seven designated rounds taking place alongside MotoGP™, MotoAmerica™, WERA, and MRA.
WERA, based in Canton, Ga., is one of the oldest and largest national sanctioning bodies conducting motorcycle races at road courses across the United States. Since 1974 WERA has enabled thousands of racers at all levels the opportunity to compete across the country. WERA offers a Rider’s School with entry-level racing, pro-am racing and vintage racing for anyone with a motorcycle.
About the FIM North America
FIM North America is one of six Continental Unions (CONUs) recognized as geographical subdivisions and accountable to the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). It was founded in 1998. The national federations who are members of FIM North America are, by virtue of their geographical area and their membership in the FIM, the American Motorcyclist Association and the Canadian Motorcycle Association. FIM North America establishes an annual calendar of Continental Championship events and other activities and declares champions in designated disciplines and classes. Its member federations issue CONU licenses to riders participating in FIM NA events as well as those who are participating in Continental Championship events organized in other CONUs. For more information, visit fim-northamerica.com.