The Junior Talent Team will take on the newly-named FIM JuniorGP™ World Championship in 2022, marking the team’s eighth season of competition as a key cog in the Road to MotoGP™. A four-rider line-up comprising Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup and Honda British Talent Cup alumni is ready to race, with two rookies and two returning riders:
Aditama arrives from showing some good pace in the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup and will be looking to settle in fast and gain experience as he moves up the Road to MotoGP™ in both FIM JuniorGP™ and the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in 2022. Fellow ATC alumnus Danial Shahril will likely prove a good benchmark too, with both taking on the challenge as rookies but Shahril with a multitude of podiums and wins under his belt in the ATC as a veteran competitor.
Eddie O’Shea, heading into his second season, will want to take a big step forward after a year learning the ropes as a rookie, and Thai rider Tatchakorn Buasri will want to turn points finishes and top tens into top fives and a first visit to the rostrum as a minimum.
Promoting and running talents from different backgrounds and paths on the Road to MotoGP™, the Junior Talent Team unifies four team names under the same umbrella - uniting the efforts of Dorna talent promotion programs with those of the sponsors and partners who provide important backing to young riders, teams and projects.
The FIM JuniorGP™ World Championship is a melting pot of talent and competition, and the biggest and most successful path on the Road to MotoGP™. The Dorna-backed Junior Talent Team first created in 2015 as the Asia Talent Team, provides riders with the ideal environment to keep improving their skills and honing their racecraft. The high level of competition in FIM JuniorGP™ ensures every rider gets the opportunity to learn, progress and take their skills to the next level.
Many riders who have been part of Dorna’s team have already made the move into the MotoGP™ World Championship paddock, with Indonesian rider Mario Aji and former BTC Champion Scott Ogden the most recent as they join Moto3™ for 2022. They follow in the footsteps of the likes of the first ever Grand Prix winner from Thailand, Somkiat Chantra, and his Idemitsu Honda Team Asia teammate and fellow Moto2™ frontrunner Ai Ogura, as well as the likes of Moto3™ podium finisher Ayumu Sasaki and Grand Prix winner Kaito Toba.