Selected riders 2016

New stars for the 2017 Rookies Cup – 13 race season 11

Three days of excitement in Guadix, Spain for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Selection Event produced 11 names, riders invited to join the Cup for the 2017 season.

117 riders from 32 nations were originally invited and over three days they demonstrated their abilities with the invitation list announced on Thursday evening.

Riders invited from the Selection Event to the 2017 Rookies Cup:

Xavier Artigas – Spain
Lorenzo Bartalesi – Italy
Adrian Carrasco – Spain
Loran Faber – Netherlands
Gabriele Giannini – Italy
Meikon Kawakami – Brazil
Beatriz Neila – Spain
Charlie Nesbitt – England
Can Öncü – Turkey
Peetu Paavilainen – Finland
Sasha De Vits – Belgium

The provisional, 13 race, 2017 calendar is also announced with two races each weekend except for Misano where there is a single race:

Pre-season test
Aragon, Spain – April 4-7

Jerez, Spain – May 6-7
Assen, Netherlands – June 24-25
Sachsenring, Germany – July 15-16
Brno, Czech Republic – August 5-6
Red Bull Ring, Austria – August 12-13
Misano, Italy – September 9
Aragon, Spain – September 23-24

Xavier Artigas – Spain
Lorenzo Bartalesi – Italy
Adrian Carrasco – Spain
Loran Faber – Netherlands
Gabriele Giannini – Italy
Meikon Kawakami – Brazil
Beatriz Neila – Spain
Charlie Nesbitt – England
Can Öncü – Turkey
Peetu Paavilainen – Finland
Sasha De Vits – Belgium