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Inspiration abounds for Rookies Preseason Test

Pedro Acosta

Some of this season's Rookies were battling with Pedro Acosta in the final races of the 2020 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup last November, the rest wished they had been. Now, 26 of the world's fastest teenagers assemble in Portimão for the preseason test and they have seen last year's Cup winner Acosta take the lead in the Moto3 World Championship with 2nd and 1st in the first two GPs of the season.

The first Rookies Cup winner, Johann Zarco, leads the MotoGP World Championship after taking second in both GPs with 2014 Cup winner Jorge Martín finishing a stunning 3rd last Sunday, from pole, in only his second MotoGP race.

The first GPs of the season were full of Rookies success and preseason test is a step that this year's Rookies are taking along the same road on their KTM RC 250 Rs.

It is the 15th Cup season and following these three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the first Rookies races of the season take place the following weekend as part of the Portuguese Grand Prix. Two races at each of seven GPs make it a 14 race competition with the aim of finding new World Champions, the next Zarco, Martín, Mir or Binder.

Provisional Calendar

Test April 9-11 Portimão – Portugal
Races 1-2 April 17-18 Portimão – Portugal
Races 3-4 May 1-2 Jerez – Spain
Races 5-6 May 29-30 Mugello – Italy
Races 7-8 June 19-20 Sachsenring – Germany
Races 9-10 July 10-11 KymiRing – Finland
Races 11-12 August 14-15 Red Bull Ring – Austria
Races 13-14 September 11-12 Aragon – Spain

Entry List

5 Tatchakorn Buasri (Thailand)
7 Daniel Muñoz (Spain)
8 Eddie O'Shea (Great Britain)
9 Freddie Heinrich (Germany)
13 Sho Nishimura (Japan)
14 Cormac Buchanan (New Zealand)
19 Scott Ogden (Great Britain)
21 Demis Mihaila (Italy)
23 Alex Millan (Spain)
24 Ivan Ortolá (Spain)
28 Matteo Bertelle (Italy)
29 Harrison Voight (Australia)
34 Mario Aji (Indonesia)
39 Bartholomé Perrin (France)
42 Soma Görbe (Hungary)
48 Gabin Planques (France)
55 Noah Dettwiler (Switzerland)
58 Luca Lunetta (Italy)
64 David Muñoz (Spain)
77 Filippo Farioli (Italy)
78 Jakob Rosenthaler (Austria)
80 David Alonso (Colombia)
89 Marcos Uriarte (Spain)
92 Diogo Moreira (Brazil)
95 Collin Veijer (Netherlands)
96 Daniel Holgado (Spain)

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