News 11 Sep 2023

IATC 2024 selection event sees 15 Australians invited

Shortlisted riders announced ahead of Sepang in November.

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The 2024 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup (IATC) selection event will see 89 shortlisted riders vie for sought-after positions in next year’s series, with 15 Australians invited to Sepang in November.

Hundreds of riders from nearly 20 countries applied for a place on the 2024 grid, and following an analysis by the selection committee, a list of shortlisted candidates has been revealed.

Among those invited are 15 Australians: Shane Borg, Rikki Henry, William Hunt, Oscar Lewis, Jayden Martin, Ella McCausland, Calvin Moylan, Riley Nauta, Josh Newman, John Pelgrave, Jai Russo, Archie Schmidt, Hudson Thompson, Lauchy Williams and Thomas Howlett.

This year’s Selection Event is set to take place on 7-8 November at the kart track at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. There, the remaining candidates will showcase their skills and the selection committee will choose the riders who will be offered a place on the 2024 grid, as well as a number of reserve riders.

Levi Russo and Marianos Nikolis currently represent Australia in the 2023 IATC, with the pair currently 16th and 19th respectively in the standings after the opening round of the season at Sepang.