Rajini Krishnan & Aras Gibieza Announce 10th Edition of Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in India
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Entertainment | May 9, 2016 | News
Young biking enthusiasts, between 13 and 17 years of age, will now have a chance to showcase their prowess on an international stage, with the 'Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup', a project that not only defines a new category in the sport in India, but also gives the best motorcycle racer in the country a chance to be a part of the internationally-acclaimed 'Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup 2016.'
The Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup was announced on May 4, 2016 by Malaysian Super Series Champion and Chennai-based motorcycle racer Rajini Krishnan with Lithuanian stunt-rider and two-time European stunt-riding champion Aras Gibieza, after a round of intense race between the two at the ECR Speedway track in Chennai.
The Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup programme will be held alongside the Suzuki Gixxer Cup Tour 2016. A first such championship for this age category, ten kids between 13 – 17 years will participate in the race and the best rider among them will represent India in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Spain.
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Rajini Krishnan, who is also the mentor for the tournament said, “Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup is going to be of huge help to the young riders. It is a first time ever that we’ll have a category for 13-17 age group in India, in this sport. This is going to help Indian racers to be a part of the MotoGP programme overall. In India all riders start after the age of 20! I myself started racing at 20 – you only get your license at 18 – unlike Spanish and Italian kids who start at the age of 5 and have dedicated schools for training. I am hopeful that Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup will change things in the motorsport scene within India!”
Aras Gibieza who is currently in India as a part of his 9-city Suzuki Gixxer Day Tour commented, “Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup comes as a great news for the Indian racers. This is my third visit to the country in the last two years and I can comfortably say that it’s high time we had a category for this age group."
The schedule for the qualifiers is as follows:
· Round 1 – June, 24 - 26 at KMS, Coimbatore
· Round 2 – July 8- 10 at MMRT, Chennai
· Round 3 - August 12 - 14 at MMRT, Chennai
· Round 4 - September 2-4at MMRT, Chennai
· Round 5 – September 30 to October 2 at BIC, G.Noida or October 7- 9 at MMRT, Chennai
Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, since its inception in 2007 has grown into one of the most thrilling 2 wheel spectacles in the world. The Rookies Cup has released new stars into the world of Grand Prix racing, both Moto2 and Moto3 World Champions in 2015 were ex Rookies.
The Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup was announced on May 4, 2016 by Malaysian Super Series Champion Rajini Krishnan with Lithuanian stunt-rider Aras Gibieza.