The rights holder of MotoGP, Dorna Sports and MotorSPort Vision Racing have announced an agreement on an expanded format for the British Talent Cup from the 2020 season.

From next year there will be ten rounds rather than the current six. There will be two races at each event. The announcement included a comment that the British Talent Cup will become the only British Moto3 series. As a result, this must mean the end of the British Motostar standard and Open class or GP categories.

The new format begins with a pre-season test in Spain during the month of March. Events will then take place at circuits like, Assen, Snetterton, Donington, Knockhill, Oulton Park, Thruxton and Silverstone. There will also be one round at the British MotoGP event. The new competition will follow the same technical regulations as the European Talent Cup that has proved so popular in Spain.

A full season in the FIM Moto3 Junior World Champiosnhip awaits one fortunate rider, chosen from by Dorna. A further two riders will be invited to take part in the Red Bull Rookies selection event, also chosen by Dorna. These three riders will come from any of the nations that form the geographical part of the world known as the British Isles.

Carmelo Espeleta CEO Dorna Sports

“We’re proud to announce that the British Talent Cup will expand in the coming years, taking on new importance in the UK domestic racing scene and the Road to MotoGP. The British Isles are an important part of both the history and future of our sport and it’s vital that young, homegrown talent has a path to the World Championship – so we’re delighted to be able to broaden this collaboration with MSVR and see the British Talent Cup grow.”

Sturat Higgs MSVR BSB Series Director

“This evolution of the British Talent Cup is a good and logical step forward for prototype racing in the UK for the next three years. To have a single British championship on proven, high quality, affordable and equal machinery, with a guaranteed follow through to the FIM CEV Moto3 Junior World Championship, represents the best way for our partners Dorna to find the UK’s fastest and freshest potential MotoGP talent.”

Any team or rider interested in taking part can register their interest at btc2020@msvracing.co.uk.