Dorna Sports activities and MotorSport Imaginative and prescient Racing (MSVR) are delighted to announce a brand new settlement confirming the way forward for the Honda British Expertise Cup from 2023 to 2025.
The BTC started in 2018 as a brand new path on the Highway to MotoGP™, racing in equivalent liveries, earlier than the primary settlement between Dorna and MSVR noticed the Cup increase to a ten-round Championship for riders and groups from 2020 to 2022. The BTC has since been the only British Moto3™ Championship class, racing alongside 9 rounds of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) and having fun with a season spotlight alongside MotoGP™ on the British Grand Prix.
This new settlement between Dorna and MSVR confirms the BTC will proceed in its present format till at the least 2025, securing the way forward for one of the very important programmes on the Highway to MotoGP™.
The collection stays restricted to riders between 12 and 17 years of age, with groups and riders open to enter in a standard method. The technical laws mirror the extremely profitable Dorna-promoted European Expertise Cup, which specifies the unique use of Honda NSF 250 R bikes.
As the only British Moto3™ Championship class, the BTC has gone from energy to energy for the reason that collaboration between Dorna and MSVR started. The visibility and protection supplied by racing alongside BSB, along with the worldwide profile and alternatives offered by Dorna, provides younger riders an unbeatable alternative on the Highway to MotoGP™.
Annually there may be the prospect of promotion for the rider deemed to have proven essentially the most progress, tempo and promise throughout the BTC season. Initially that was a spot on the JuniorGP™ grid, however that modified in 2021 and the championship into which the chosen rider is promoted now is determined by the extent and potential of the chosen rider.
Dorna and MSVR examine the BTC riders all through every season to be able to present the chance that’s the finest match for the chosen rider to maintain progressing and studying on the Highway to MotoGP™. The promotion choices for the chosen BTC rider are subsequently now a spot within the Hawkers European Expertise Cup, Crimson Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup or the Finetwork FIM JuniorGP™ World Championship.
In 2021, the chosen BTC rider was Champion Casey O’Gorman, who was promoted into the Crimson Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.
Stuart Higgs, MSVR BSB Collection Director: “We’re delighted to increase our cooperation with Dorna on this most essential class. We have now completely shared targets to supply the very best situations for riders as they race on the Highway to MotoGP. The BTC is a spotlight of our BSB race weekends, as nicely the season spotlight racing on the British Grand Prix.”
Ana Ezpeleta, Director of Expertise Promotion at Dorna Sports activities: “We’re very completely satisfied to signal and announce this new settlement with MSVR, confirming the way forward for the Honda British Expertise Cup. Having Scott Ogden, considered one of our first Champions, now racing and impressing in Moto3 reveals the energy and success of the BTC – each of which have solely grown since our collaboration with MSVR started. As the only British Moto3 class, the competitors provides a fair higher proving floor for younger riders racing within the UK and after three profitable seasons of collaboration between Dorna and MSVR, we’re very a lot trying ahead to seeing what the subsequent three can deliver.”