Young biking enthusiasts, between 12 and 16 years of age, will have a chance to showcase their prowess on an international stage, with the 2nd edition of Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup. It 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 2017!
The programme made its debut in last year’s Suzuki Gixxer Cup where the MMRT racetrack in Chennai witnessed an exciting finish to the first edition of the Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup in the country. Seven talented, young Indian riders went head to head in the final round in a bid to win the first ever-Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup held in India. After six races spread across two rounds, Sachin Chaudhary from Ahmedabad was crowned the winner, in a true test of talent. He went on to represent India in Spain at the qualifiers of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Spain. Though the Ahmedabad-based rider could not make it to the finals of the selection event held in Spain – the Indian came back with a valuable experience.
In the words of Mr. Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited, “We are extremely pleased to announce our tie up with JK Tyre to conduct the Suzuki Gixxer Cup 2017. This partnership between two pioneers can only lead to great things for Indian Motorsport.
We are also equally happy to announce our continued partnership with Red Bull for the Road to Rookies Cup for a 2nd year running. We look forward to another exciting year of racing and are confident that we will raise the bar even higher this time!”