Northern Talent Cup field gears up for France
Round 1 sees the Cup make its debut in the MotoGP™ paddock as 2021 begins at the classic circuit in Sarthe
After a two-day test at Oschersleben for the Northern Talent Cup class of 2021, the time has come to swap testing for racing as the first round of the Cup’s second season appears on the horizon. Le Mans is the venue as the NTC races alongside MotoGP™ for the season opener, and there’s one rider arriving on a roll already: Rossi Moor (FAIRIUM Next Generation Riders Team).
The American-born Hungarian announced his arrival in the NTC in some style in testing, topping the timesheets and giving the veterans something to think about. But now it’s a new track and a very different stage, will he be able to hold his advantage?
Romanian Jacopo Hoscuic (Hos Racing Team) was second quickest as he showed he’s lost none of his speed during the winter break, and 2020 runner up Lorenz Luciano (Junior Black Knights Team) was third overall. They made some big impressions last season and will be the first candidates looking to depose Moor from the top.
Fellow proven quantities Jakub Gurecky (JRT Brno Circuit), Tibor Varga (Forty Racing Team), Stepan Zuda (Motoracing23 Klub V ACR), Niklas Kitzbichler (Racing-Team-Kitzbichler) and Jonas Kocourek (JRT Brno Circuit) were also back in the top ten as had become customary throughout 2020, and if testing at Oschersleben translates into similar close competition in France, there will likely be an almighty fight for the podium.
Le Mans is a new track for everyone in NTC trim and will put the grid through their paces on braking and acceleration, all on one of their biggest stages of the season. Will Moor continue his impressive pace once the lights go out for 15 laps? Or can the veterans fight back? Race 1 is on Saturday at 17:15 (GMT +2), before Race 2 on Sunday at 15:30.
More, from a press release issued by Fairium Next Generation Riders Team (Fairium NGRT):
This weekend (May 14-16), Fairium Next Generation Riders Team (Fairium NGRT) will race alongside MotoGP during the Shark Grand Prix de France at Le Mans.
We are looking forward to the high-profile weekend that is sure to be eventful and exciting. Rossi Moor and Kevin Farkas will represent Fairium NGRT in the Northern Talent Cup, an official Road to MotoGP series, while our other three rookies will start their season in the Ohvale Coppa Italia series aboard the Ohvale GP-0.
After much preparation and anticipation, the rookies are very excited to start their seasons.
For Rossi and Kevin, it’s going to be their first time at the world famous Le Mans circuit. They worked hard to prepare, and they will do their best to hear the Hungarian national anthem after the race.
The rookies about to race this weekend:
Rossi Moor (#92): “I can’t wait to begin the season at Le Mans. The fact that this race will be included in the MotoGP weekend will make it an incredible and memorable experience. I have been training very hard and working on my fitness since the gyms are open. Ultimately, my goal is to win both of my races. I am always motivated to win, but winning in front of my racing heroes would make it even more special.”
Farkas Kevin (#28): “Taking into consideration the possibility of rain I preparing myself for a wet race. I would like to at least finish in the top five. The grid will have several riders without a lot of experience in the wet, so it won’t be easy but I will do my best. Preparation has been challenging, but we had lot of opportunities for technical training together with our teammates. I’m confident we will find a great set up with my bike, so I’m ready to get started. I want to be the winner!”
The whole Fairium NGRT will participate in the first race at Le Mans:
Stefano Favaro, Team Manager
Technical staff: Steve Moor, Peter Farkas, Endre Maraz
Katalin Geri, Communication Manager
Stefano Favaro on the upcoming the inaugural race weekend:
“I think that Rossi and Kevin both are able to finish the races in the top 5. They worked hard both physically and mentally. Before this very exciting weekend we are very optimistic. From our side we did our best and provided the conditions for the rookies should only concentrate for the races.
“I would be very happy if we can hear the Hungarian national anthem after each race.
“I’m sure that the guys will make provide a memorable experience for American and Hungarian fans.”
Good news for those who want to see the races live, that it will be streamed at the official YouTube channel:
The other three rookies of Fairium NGRT also start their season in this weekend at Adria Raceway in the Ohvale Coppa Italia series.
Tamás Lukács in the 110cc, Matteo Masili in the 160cc category and Laszlo Lorinc as a newcomer in the GP2 category.
The Ohvale riders’ thought on the upcoming race:
Tamas Lukacs (#5): “I’m very happy that the races will start. After a hard preparation period I would like to finish in the top 5.”
Laszlo Lorinc (#19): “ Can’t wait to start racing in this series. I had the possibility to take part at the three-day test in Adria Raceway. I feel myself ready to race and hope that finish at the top 10.”
Matteo Masili (#46): “I’m very happy that after I won the European and the Italian Junior Championship. I will do my best to get the same results this year.”
We are very proud of our rookies, and the fact that Fairium Next Generation Riders Team is the only team that will field rookies in more than one international championship.
The NTC races can be streamed live here:
Dates – Le Mans Time:
15/05 – 17:15
16/05 – 15:30