Mini GP Talent Cup

THE MINI GP TALENT CUP

Has been created through a collaboration between the Owner of the British Mini Bike championship Alan Lord and TT / BSB Legend and all round nice guy Peter Hickman. Both share a passion for helping develop and promote young road racing talent in the UK.

The Mini GP Talent Cup has been designed to allow junior riders to compete and hone their riding skills in a controlled and safety focused environment. The class regulations have been designed to promote fair and level racing throughout all the classes.

A proportion of the Entry fee is used to fund a scholarship scheme which culminates in a funded ride for the Winner of the Mini GP 190/70 class in their final year, in the BSB Junior Super Sport with class winning Team Symcirrus Motorsport.

Riders from as young as 6 years old can attend the Rider Development Academy days held throughout the year at various tracks around the country, offering tuition on and off the track from BSB Riders and BMB Trainers.

THE ACADEMY

For all Junior Riders from 7 to 14 years of age (6 year olds can attend the Academy but are not allowed to race in the Mini GP Talent Cup until the year of their 7th Birthday) can attend the Academy for the cost of the track day fee (usually between £40 & £55 depending on the track).

Riders will receive Instruction from BSB Riders, BMB Trainers and seasoned members of the Motorcycle media on and off the track encompassing safety procedures, race craft & media training.

THE CLASSES

Mini GP & Junior SM 90

This class is made up of 90cc powered machines in both the Mini GP or Super Moto style bikes. This is the starter class for riders from 7 to 10 years of age. The engines can be either Full Auto, Semi Auto or Manual gearbox.

Mini GP 140/50 & Junior SM 140

This class is made up of 140cc 4 stroke or 50cc 2 stroke powered machines in both  Mini GP or Super Moto stylebikes. This is the class for riders from 9 to 14 years of age. The engines are all the Manual gearbox type.

Ohvale 110 Cup

We will be running the Official Ohvale Cup for the first time in the UK. For 2020 we are concentrating on the Ohvale 110 Cup with a long term plan to extend this to other Ohvale Models.  This is a one make class for riders 8 to 12 years of age with all bikes being the Ohvale 110cc GPO bikes which have factory sealed engines. We are running to the European Ohvale 110 rules and regulations to allow all riders in the class to also take part in the European Championship.

Mini GP 190/70

This is the premier class in the Mini GP Talent Cup for the top riders from either the Ohvale 110 Cup, Mini GP 140/70 and Junior SM 140 classes  aged 12 to 14 years of age, competing on MINI GP Style bikes only with either powerful 190cc 4 stroke or 70cc 2 stroke engines.

WEEKEND RACE FORMAT

SATURDAY

FREE PRACTICE

TIMED PRACTICE 1

TIMED PRACTICE 2

TIMED PRACTICE 3

QUALIFYING

SUNDAY

MORNING WARM UP (Long Session)

RACE 1

RACE 2

THE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

Racing even at a grass roots level is still expensive therefore we will be supporting all the Mini GP Talent Cup riders with discounted goods from sponsors who will be supporting the Mini GP Talent Cup Series and also offering a scholarship support in the form of discounted entry fee for the overall winning riders in each class over the weekend.

10% of the entry fees received for a class will be issued as a prize fund for the Overall top 3 riders for the meeting in the form of a credit towards entry fees.

WINNER =  5%  (of entry fees received for the class)

SECOND PLACE = 3%  (of entry fees received for the class)

THIRD PLACE = 2%  (of entry fees received for the class)

Also the winning rider of the Premier Mini GP 190/70 class in their final year will receive the above funded Ride in the BSB Junior Super Sport Class. There are certain terms & conditions that the rider must comply with which can be found here.

THE COST

The first class entered will be charged at £120 for the weekend (£50 Saturday & £70 Sunday)

£20 of this entry fee will be used to help finance the Rider Development Scholarship Scheme.

Additional classes will be charged at £50 for the weekend (£20 Saturday & £30 Sunday)