MotoGP promoter Dorna Sports has announced two development series in Latin America: the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) MiniGP Latin America Series and the Latin America Talent Cup.
The FIM MiniGP Latin America Series is set to stage five events between March and October next season, while the Latin America Talent Cup will begin its 12-race season later in the year and run into the start of 2024.
Riders from 20 countries across Central and South America will be able to compete in the series, with the Latin America Talent Cup allowing riders between the ages of 14 and 21.
The FIM MiniGP Latin America Series will be targeted at younger riders between ten and 14 years old. Successful riders from this series will progess into a 190cc category, set to begin in 2025. This additional category will be a stepping stone between the FIM MiniGP Latin America Series and the Latin America Talent Cup.
“FIM Latin America is always searching for the best projects to develop motorcycling in the region,” said Pedro Venturo, president of FIM Latin America.
“To be able to see these projects become a reality for Latin America fills us with pride and satisfaction, and we're sure they will prove beneficial for riders across the region.”
Antonio D'Angelo of GP3 Sport, which will promote both development series, added: “We couldn't be happier with this project. This is something we've been working on for a while – to be able to unite 20 different countries from across Latin America, giving riders the chance to compete equally and provide different options to allow them to reach the top levels of motorcycle racing.
“It's something unique. With the help of Dorna and FIM Latin America we will be able to provide all the necessary tools in order to develop and grow Latin American riders”