News 7 Oct 2009

MotoGP: Nowlan to join Hook and Sissis in 2010 Rookies Cup


They came from all over the World to the Italian track of Adria, near Venice, to show their skills in the hope of being invited to join the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup for 2010. Just 7 teenagers made the cut and they can join the 18 Rookies retained from the 2009 Cup. 3 reserves were also selected.

It was an intense day of testing in warm and humid conditions but the cool track in the early morning caught out some of the youngsters though there were no serious injuries. The initial 15 minute familiarisation session was followed by two 20 minute tests with groups of 7 riders out on the track together.

An extremely high level of ability was represented from as far afield as New Zealand, Poland, Argentina, the Russian Federation, the USA and Brazil. Judges Gustl Auinger, Harald Bartol, Raul Jara and Peter Clifford made their selection and the results were announced to the riders before they left the circuit.

The invited riders are:

Florian Alt Germany
Niccolo Antonelli Italy
Antonio Chiari Brazil
Deni Cudic Austria
Brody Nowlan Australia
Xavier Pinsach Spain
Alan Techer France

Philipp Öttl Germany Reserve 1
James Flitcroft England Reserve 2
Tomas Vavrous Czech Republic Reserve 3

Those Rookies invited from the 2009 Cup are:

Brad Binder South Africa
Kevin Calia Italy
Alessio Cappella Nigeria
Xavier Figueras Spain
Jake Gagne USA
Daijiro Hiura Japan
Joshua Hook Australia
Danny Kent England
Alex Kristiansson Sweden
Taylor Mackenzie Scotland
Florian Marino France
Alejandro Pardo Italy
Fraser Rogers England
Daniel Ruiz Spain
Mathew Scholtz South Africa
Arthur Sissis Australia
Benny Solis USA
Harry Stafford England