General information

General Information

Dorna’s Junior Talent Team

The Junior Talent Team returns to take on the FIM JuniorGP™ World Championship in 2023, marking nearly a decade of competition as a key cog in the Road to MotoGP™. 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.

A four-rider line-up comprising Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup and R&G British Talent Cup continues with the team for 2023: Thai rider Tatchakorn Buasri, Brit Eddie O’Shea, Malaysia’s Danial Shahril and Indonesian rider Arbi Aditama.

Buasri, an alumnus of the ATC, returns for his fourth season in FIM JuniorGP™ in 2023 and is now a race winner and established frontrunner. British rider O’Shea joined the team in 2021 and is now a podium finisher after a huge step forward last season, and he is back for 2023. Shahril overcame injury struggles to earn his place in the JTT for last season, and aims to improve on consistent points and a top eight finish taken in 2022. Indonesian rider Aditama’s rookie JTT campaign in 2022 culminated in the crescendo of his first top ten finish too, and he completes the four-rider line-up continuing with the team in 2023.


For more than two decades, Dorna Sports has invested in opening the doors to motorcycle racing, creating the Road to MotoGP™. Comprising initiatives all over the world providing millions of young riders the opportunity to excel, the Road to MotoGP™ is unrivalled in motorsport – opening doors, increasing access and racing towards global equality.

The FIM JuniorGP™ World Championship is a melting pot of talent and competition, and the biggest 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 two of the most recent. 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 Grand Prix winners Ayumu Sasaki and Kaito Toba.