The young Australian rider is the current Asia Talent Cup holder and moves into the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship in 2019, with the Junior Talent Team.

In 2018, 16-year-old Van Eerde took the Asia Talent Cup title at the final round with victory in the last race of the season. That victory was his third of the season and with five other podiums saw him finish on 199 points to Japense rider Haruki Noguchi’s 174.

In the Asia Talent Cup he has been fortunate enough to ride tracks like Losail in Qatar, Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, Motegi in Japan as well as the Chang International circuit in Thailand.

Van Eerde from Singelton in Australia also competed in the Red Bull Rookies in 2018. He finished 19th in his first year scoring in six races during the season. His tally of 16 points included a season best of 7 for a ninth place in Austria.

According to his RedBull Rookies biography Van Eerde received advice, when he was younger, from the speedway rider Josh Grajczonek, who has gone on to make his name with the famous Poole Pirates.

He is joined in the team by Haruki Noguchi who was runner-up in the Asia Talent Cup in 2018 as well as Max Cook from Great Britain.