PROVISIONAL 2023 NORTH AMERICA TALENT CUP SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED & FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
The 2023 provisional calendar has been announced—including rounds with MotoGP™ and MotoAmerica™–with the upcoming February 6th deadline for applications just over the horizon.
SEATTLE, WA – The anticipated 2023 NATC provisional calendar has been announced. The season will consist of seven rounds across the continental United States, with the opening round taking place alongside MotoGP™ for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, April 14-16.
Similar to the 2022 season, each round will be run by a hosting organization. MotoAmerica™ will again be integrally involved in the series, with rounds currently scheduled to run during national events at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, and Ridge Motorsports Park in Washington. The seventh and final round of the series is yet to be determined.
Prospective competitors who meet eligibility requirements can now apply to participate in the 2023 North America Talent Cup. Applicants will have until February 6th, 2023 to submit their candidacy. The NATC is an official Road to MotoGP™ project.
Riders from all nationalities can apply, but the NATC aims to discover talent from across North America. After only one season, NATC alumni have already gone on to be selected for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup™, as well as for national race teams.
In its second season, the NATC grid will be limited to 22 entrants. Riders must be born between January 1st, 2006, and April 6th, 2009, to be a minimum age of 14 years old before the first round and a maximum age of 17 years old. Riders from different racing backgrounds can apply, with no road racing experience necessary as other disciplines can also translate into road racing success.
Individual riders can apply, but they must choose a team name and have a team manager. Riders must also have at least one mechanic and a legal guardian.
Any team application should specify a team manager, who will be the main contact with the organization, and can be comprised a rider and two mechanics. Mechanics can be family members or acquaintances.
To apply, please visit: www.northamericatalentcup.com
2023 NATC Provisional Race Calendar
|April 14-16||Circuit of the Americas||Austin, TX|
|May 19-21||Barber Motorsports Park||Birmingham, AL|
|June 23-25||Ridge Motorsports Park||Shelton, WA|
|July 20-23||Mid Ohio||Lexington, OH|
|August 4-6||Eagles Canyon Raceway||Decatur, TX|
|September 8-10||Summit Point Motorsports Park||Summit Point, WV|
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 22 riders between 14 and 16 years of age in 2023. 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. The NATC will race throughout the continental U.S., with seven designated rounds taking place alongside MotoGP™, MotoAmerica™, and select clubs.
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.
Learn more at www.northamericatalentcup.com