Australian signs with Junior Talent Team in competitive category.
Reigning Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup champion Billy van Eerde has landed a deal in FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship with the Junior Talent Team (JTT) for 2019.
Van Eerde makes the step to the series as the first Australian Asia Talent Cup race winner and champion, where he’ll be racing alongside the rider he narrowly beat to the crown – Haruki Noguchi from Japan. The two join Yuki Kunii, the veteran of the squad and now a Moto3 Junior World Championship race winner aiming even higher in 2019, in Asia Talent Team colours.
The remainder of the team is made up of Max Cook and Mario Aji, who’ll sport British Talent Team and Astra Honda Racing Team colours respectively.
Promoting and running talents from different paths on the Road to MotoGP, the JTT unifies three team names under the same umbrella and unites the efforts of Dorna talent promotion programs, including the sponsors and partners who provide important backing to young riders and teams.
The Australian will take part in a team winter bootcamp before racing starts on the 7 April at the Circuito do Estoril for the FIM CEV Repsol season-opener.