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Please read all the pages in this section covering the rules so that you fully understand the process of selection.

Then provide your details on the Application Form, which will be accessible on this page between 5th May and 18th June 2017. Please provide us with details of the races and championships you are competing in this season. We are not only interested in dedicated road racers - those who ride dirt bikes and/or motocross bikes may also be developing the riding skills that translate into success on tarmac.

If our panel of experts believes that you may have what it takes, then you will be invited to the Selection Event in August.

At the Selection Event you will have the chance to show your riding ability on the track at Silverstone in August (during the week leading up to the British Grand Prix), using a Honda motorcycle. Candidates invited to take part in the pre-selection event must cover their own travel costs to Silverstone. However, there are no additional fees for participating in the event.


Age: Date of birth between January 1st, 2001 and December 31st, 2005. Do not apply if you are not in this age group. Passports will be checked once the rider is pre-selected. If the rider has given a fake birthdate, he/she will be disqualified.

Road Racing Experience: Not essential, but high performance riding experience required.

Nationality: from a country within the British Isles:

  • United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Bailiwick of Jersey
  • Bailiwick of Guernsey

Race equipment: Each candidate will need to bring the following equipment: One-piece leather suit, Boots, Gloves, Helmet. A back protector is very highly recommended. All these items have to comply with the safety standard for general road racing and be in good condition.

Important! The participant must be aware that, if selected, they must arrange all documents and visas necessary to travel to the UK for the Selection Event.

Should the participant be underage, all documents related to the British Talent Cup must be affirmed and endorsed by his/her parents or guardian with legal responsibility for the participant. If selected, participants underage shall be accompanied at the Selection Event by his/her parents or guardian with legal responsibility - whoever has duly signed the documents related to British Talent Cup to cover the participant’s lack of legal capacity.


Riders should be aware that they will be required to attend on the morning of their Selection day. The exact time and date will be communicated to the candidates approximately 1 month before the event, by email.

After registration and documentation has been verified, riders will be required to attend a short briefing session. They will then receive a time-slot for their test, which will last for approximately 15 minutes. It is intended for candidates to have a second time-slot but this cannot be guaranteed. Candidates may be invited to remain for the second test day, otherwise they are free to leave.

Final participants in the British Talent Cup 2018 will be decided a few days after the Selection Event. All riders will be informed thereafter.

Please click HERE for information on the Liability Waiver, which will be handed out at the Selection Event to each participant and must be duly signed in order for the rider to be permitted to take part in the Selection Event.

NOTE: Please do not apply if you don't fit the age or nationality criteria.

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