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Rookies Cup

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The Red Bull Rookies Cup is a competition organized by the FIM and included within the Motorcycle World Championship (MotoGP) so that young talents can train. Thus, gain experience and stand out before making the leap to both the Moto3 World Championship and the FIM CEV Repsol, with the Moto3 Junior World Championship.

It is carried out through seven appointments, which coincides with the World Grand Prix, where they usually dispute 2 races to make a total of 13 scoring events to decide the champion, since in the San Marino GP appointment only one starts. Saturday. In 2017, for example, they were contested coinciding with the GP at the circuits of Jerez, Assen, Sachsenring, Brno, Red Bull Ring, Misano and Motorland where everything is usually decided.

The championship is organized and managed by Dorna, who has the rights as in the case of MotoGP or WorldSBK, being its first year in 2007 where the winner was the current top category rider, Johann Zarco. The motorcycles are painted in the color of the sponsor Red Bull, which also gives its name to the championship and with the technical support of KTM, since all the motorcycles are exactly the same to guarantee that the human talent of the kids who normally do not pass 16 stand out. years. In order to participate, you must be between 13 and 18 years old. Until 2012, they participated with 2-stroke 125cc motorcycles, and from 2013 they adapted to the new Moto3 category, with 4-stroke 250cc engines.

The scoring system is the same followed by the MotoGP championship, with the first 15 scoring and 25 points being the loot for the winner of each race. Arriving one weekend to be able to add 50 points when two tests are disputed, one on Saturday and another on Sunday.

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