Two new riders join two familiar faces in Dorna’s talent team as they continue their Road to MotoGP™
The 2024 Junior Talent Team line-up can now be confirmed, with Thai rider Jakkreephat Phuettisan and Amon Odaki, from Japan, joining the roster whilst Malaysia’s Danial Shahril and Indonesian rider Arbi Aditama are set to return and continue their journey in the FIM JuniorGP™ World Championship on the Road to MotoGP™.
Promoting and providing opportunities for young talent from different paths on the Road to MotoGP™, the JTT unifies three team names under the same umbrella. It unites the efforts of Dorna Talent Promotion initiatives, as well as the sponsors and partners who provide important backing to young riders and teams. Key partners Honda, Kushitani, Astra Honda and Honda Racing Thailand all remain on board in 2024 as the JTT continues to prove a valuable opportunity for young riders on the Road to MotoGP™. Get to know the line-up below!
20 Jakkreephat Phuettisan
The Thai rider showed promise with a good rookie season in ATC, in 2022, with consistent top tens and best results of 5th in Motegi and Buriram. In 2023, he was a consistent frontrunner again, taking his maiden ATC win on home turf at Buriram in Race 1 and scoring three further podiums – finishing the year fourth overall. In 2024 Phuettisan will be looking to leave his mark on JuniorGP™.
56 Amon Odaki
The Japanese rider joined the ATC in 2022 and impressed from the off with a podium on his debut, quickly followed by a victory in Qatar. In 2023 he fought for the ATC title, finally finishing runner up with a win on the Cup’s second visit to Sepang and a further six podiums throughout the season. Now, Odaki will be aiming to hit the ground running in JuniorGP™ as he moves up.
57 Danial Shahril
Malaysian rider Shahril earned his place in the 2022 JTT line-up after an impressive 2021 ATC season, scoring consistent points and a top eight finish following a long recovery from injury. A significant milestone in his career was reached in 2023 too as he made his Grand Prix debut at the Sachsenring. He also participated in the Indian GP as a wildcard entry. He returns to the JTT fold in 2024, looking for some silverware and a consistent campaign at the front.
93 Arbi Aditama
Indonesian rider Aditama showed speed from the start of his ATC journey, joining the JTT for 2022 and moving into the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup as Dorna’s selected rider. Whilst his rookie JTT campaign culminated in the crescendo of his first top ten finish, 2023 saw him take his first win, at Barcelona, becoming the first ever Indonesian winner in JuniorGP™. Another notable highlight in 2023 saw the youngster make his Grand Prix debut, racing in Moto3™ as a a wildcard entry at his home race in Lombok. His performance was impressive as he only just missed out on points, and now he’ll be aiming to compete at the front throughout the 2024 JuniorGP™ season.
Cheer on the JTT as the JuniorGP™ season kicks off at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in April, which will host a standalone round featuring all JuniorGP™ classes – for the first time ever! Another incredible season of competition is just around the corner!