Red Bull funding motorcycle academy

Red Bull is to fund a MotoGP Academy for the commercial rights-holders for the MotoGP World Championships, Dorna Sports. The aim is to discover and develop new riders from all different backgrounds all over the world. Six young talents from Europe and Asia have been chosen for the scheme and their progress is being overseen by former GP star Alberto Puig. In the course of the 2006 season Dorna and Red Bull will expand their relationship with a new race series to be called the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. The series will pit 20 youngsters on standard specification 125cc Grand Prix machinery, supplied by KTM. The Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup is open to youngsters from anywhere in the world aged between 13 to 16.

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