Road to MotoGP™: five Talent Cup riders set to race in the 2021 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup

2020-11-19 00:13
Harrison Voight, Eddie O’Shea, Freddie Heinrich, Soma Görbe and Jakob Rosenthaler will all take on a new challenge next season on the Road to MotoGP™

Five riders from Dorna’s talent promotion projects have been selected to take the next step on the Road to MotoGP™ and race in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in 2021: Harrison Voight, Eddie O’Shea, Freddie Heinrich, Soma Görbe and Jakob Rosenthaler.

Harrison Voight began his Road to MotoGP™ in the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup in 2019 and made impressive progress from the off, becoming a frontrunner by early 2020 as he took a debut podium in Qatar. The Gold Coast native also took on the new challenge of racing in the Hawkers European Talent Cup in 2020 and put together an impressive rookie season, ending the year in the top ten overall and taking two podiums. The Australian has been selected by Dorna Sports to race in the 2021 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

Eddie O’Shea came third overall in the 2020 Honda British Talent Cup. A frontunner from the off in 2020, he started the year in the top five and was on the podium by Round 2. From there his run of rostrum finishes continued and his consistency saw him lead the standings for much of the latter part of the season. O’Shea showed impressive pace and progress throughout 2020 to earn himself a place in the 2021 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, selected by Dorna.

Freddie Heinrich won the first Northern Talent Cup race and fought for the inaugural crown, taking a podium in every race before ending 2020 in third overall after his season was curtailed by injury. The German’s impressive performances were nevertheless enough to see him selected by Dorna to join the Red Bull Rookies Cup grid in 2021 as the NTC rider deemed to have shown the most impressive progress and/or potential this season.

Heinrich’s fellow NTC competitors Soma Görbe and Jakob Rosenthaler will also take the next step on the Road to MotoGP™ and race in the Rookies in 2021. Görbe is the inaugural Northern Talent Cup Champion and took the most wins in 2020, and Rosenthaler showed consistent speed before becoming a podium finisher by the close of the season. Both have been selected by Red Bull as part of the selection process for the 2021 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup as the NTC takes its place as a valuable stepping-stone on the Road to MotoGP™.

Source: Dorna Sports

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