The MCUI (Motorcycle Union of Ireland) has said that following the announcement of their intention to be part of the new FIM MiniGP World Series they have received a good response from potential riders.
Currently, eleven competitors have expressed their interest in taking part, leaving just four more required to reach the minimum of fifteen stipulated by the FIM for a National MiniGP Championship.
The proposed MiniGP World Series is the latest addition to the Road to MotoGP, the FIM (the governing body of World Motorcycle Racing) ladder designed to take riders all the way to the top of the sport.
The series will be contested by riders aged between ten and fourteen with the top performers in each national championship progressing to an annual International season finale.
The winner of the World Final will be given the opportunity by the FIM to make the next step towards racing in the MotoGP World Championship.
The MCUI are currently working on their plans to stage the championship which they say will give young Irish riders the opportunity to compete for places on the FIM’s Road to MotoGP programme.
To register interest in participating in the MiniGP World Series Ireland email [email protected]