Honda to sponsor British Talent Cup | inc. Calendar and Entry List

 

The British Talent Cup series, open to riders between 12 and 17 years of age and supporting the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at five of the six rounds of this shortened 2020 season, is to be officially joining forces with Honda UK as its title partner.

The one-make championship uses technical regulations mirroring the highly-successful Dorna-promoted European Talent Cup, which specifies the exclusive use of an essentially standard specification Honda NSF250R, making it an even playing field for the sole British Moto3 Championship class.

The 2020 season opener takes place at Donington Park on August 7/8/9 following a lengthy postponement due to the global COVID-19 situation. Although the competitors will have a taste of the race machinery at an official test day on the Silverstone National circuit on 17th July. In fact, at the earlier, pre-lockdown test back in March held at Jerez, Casey O'Gorman, Evan Belford and Charlie Farrer finished at the top of the timings.

A prize fund will be awarded to the top 10 finishers in each race with the series’ tyre partner Dunlop also offering the prize of front and/or rear tyres for riders who finish on the podium. An end of season prize fund presented to the top three riders in the final overall standings. Though a further incentive is a full season in the FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship the following season is up for grabs and two BTC riders will also be granted the opportunity to participate in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup selection event. These three riders will be selected by Dorna from the top nationals from the British Isles, as the BTC will be open to all nationalities.

 

 

Bennetts British Superbike Championship Series Director Stuart Higgs commented: “The British Talent Cup has evolved this season and the new partnership with Honda UK shows this country’s combined commitment to working with Dorna to find the UK’s newest potential MotoGP talent.” 

Neil Fletcher, Head of Motorcycles at Honda UK added: “The British Talent Cup series provides a fantastic platform for young riders to put themselves on the road to stardom with the ultimate target of racing in the MotoGP World Championship.”

 

2020 British Talent Cup Calendar

BSB Test

Friday 17 July

Silverstone National

Silverstone

Round 1

Friday 7 / 9 August

Donington Park National

Donington Park

Round 2

Friday 21 / 23 August

Snetterton 300

Snetterton

Round 3

Friday 4 / 6 September

Silverstone National

Silverstone

Round 4

Friday 2 / 4 October

Donington Park GP

Donington GP

Round 5

Friday 16 / 18 October

Brands Hatch GP

Brands Hatch GP

 

2020 British Talent Cup Provisional Entry List

No.

 

Rider

Hometown

Team Name

2

Rhys Coates

Newtownabbey

Ernie Coates Race Support

4

Sullivan Mounsey

London

Lloyd & Jones PR Racing

5

Mason Cade Johnson

Huddersfield

D&D Racing

7

Jamie Lyons

Omagh

Jamie Lyons Racing

8

Eddie O’Shea

Swadlincote

Davies Motorsport

11

Rossi Dobson

Belfast

Rossi Dobson

14

Evann Pendrill

Thames Ditton

VHC Racing

15

Harrison Crosby

Ashford

Banks Racing

16

Harvey Claridge

Steyning

City Lifting/SP125 Racing

17

Franco Bourne

Crook

Franco Bourn Racing/SP125

22

Ross Maguire

Wishaw

Ross Racing/Banks Racing

27

Calum Beach

Abergele

Calum Beach Racing/SP125 Racing

37

Corey Tinker

Ipswich

GR Motosport Brent Gladwin

43

Ryan Hitchcock

Melksham

RDH Racing

44

Lucas Hill

Driffield

Ashcourt Racing

46

Elliot Dufton

Towcester

Duffie & Duffers

48

Ollie Walker

Highbridge

Moto Rapido/SP125

50

Aditya Behal

Grays

Urban Nomads Racing

52

Evan Belford

Grendon

City Lifting by RS Racing

55

Harrison Dessoy

Thurrock

Microlise Creswell Racing

57

Josh Hiatt

Cannock

Wilson Racing

66

Annabel Thomas

Kettering

Four Anjels Racing

69

Gary Scott

Magherafelt

Scott Racing

71

Charlie Farrer

Easington

Victoria House Racing Academy/Mortimer Racing

72

Casey O’Gorman

Erith

Microlise Creswell Racing

74

James Cook

Swindon

Wilson Racing

88

Harry Leigh

Hathern

Performance Moto 88 Racing

90

Harry Cook

Peterborough

JDF Racing

99

Bailey Stuart-Campbell

Wokingham

151s S-C Racing

 

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