UPDATED: Red Bull Rookies beckons for KTM RC390 Cup winner

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
MannOnABike Web editor of Bike Social. Been riding bikes since he was four-years-old. Fast and smooth road rider, just about hangs on in a track day quick group.

UPDATED (11th February 2015): Red Bull Rookies try-out among new benefits announced for KTM RC390 Cup

The KTM RC390 Cup is a one-make series aimed at 13-18 year olds which will support the British Superbike Championship. KTM have today announced additional benefits to those revealed before Christmas:

  • Best two riders invited to 2016 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup selection event
  • Package includes free R&G protection and Motorex maintenance products
  • Metzeler tyres awarded for each race win
  • RC 390 Cup race bike £6,425.00 (plus VAT) with series entry fee £2100
  • Register before February 28 to get a free second set of wheels worth £460

 We'll be riding the race bike soon, so make sure you keep an eye out for our review!

KTM RC390 race bike

If you’re aged between 13 – 18 and are contemplating the next step in your bike racing career then look no further than this brand new, one-make support series to the British Superbike Championship which to give it its full title is known as the ‘Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup’. The team behind it have unveiled the price, the confirmed calendar and an early bird bonus. Registration for the series is now open.

The price of the race bike is £6,425 (+ VAT) and is a modified version of the new-for-2014 road-going and A2 licence friendly KTM RC390 which we tested back in September. The race series entry is a further £2,100 which included personal accident cover. KTM are providing a payment plan so the cost can be spread and if you register before 16th January with a £300 deposit you will receive a free second set of wheels.

One-make series with identical equipment for all

The race bikes, available from official KTM dealers, will all be identical and fitted with official KTM performance enhancing parts including adjustable WP suspension and an Akrapovic exhaust. Upgraded brakes and weight-saving by removing unnecessary road riding equipment will also make the RC390 race bike even more performance focused. By providing the same machinery for each rider, the emphasis shifts to the talent of the young man or lady on board and the series will act as a springboard for the latest emerging talent in motorcycle racing.

KTM is a ‘Ready to Race’ company that is also committed to developing future talent, such as with the Red Bull Rookies MotoGP Cup” said KTM UK’s Marketing Manager, Simon Belton. “A UK version of the RC 390 Cup will allow MSVR to provide a very cost effective and competitive youth series along with offering KTM UK a very exciting platform to introduce the production version of the RC 390.

Eight events incorporating 20 points-scoring races plus two official tests form the 2015 season which is certain to provide some close-action racing. Oh, and don’t forget that the series will be televisied!

If you’re interested in signing up then head to www.bsbteams.com, for more series information visit www.ktm.com/gb or contact info@ktm.co.uk  

Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup 2015 calendar

 EVENT

 DATE

 VENUE

 Media & Test Day

 March 26

 Donington GP

 Round 1/2

 April 4/5/6

 Donington GP

 Round 3/4/5

 April 17/18/19

 Brands Hatch Indy

 Round 6/7

 May 22/23/24

 Donington GP – WSB

 Round 8/9

 June 19/20/21

 Snetterton 300

 Round 10/11/12/13

 July 2/3/4

 Knockhill

 Round 14/15/16

 July 31/Aug 1/2

 Thruxton

 Round 17/18

 September 4/5/6

 Oulton Park

 Round 19/20

 October 2/3/4

 Silverstone GP

 * Wheels do not include tyres, discs, cush drive or sprocket

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