Red Bull, KTM and Metzeler promote young racing talents

The Supermoto Junior Eurocup, created by Red Bull and KTM, offers young guns a unique chance to enter the racing business.

20 year old austrian rookie René Esterbauer succeeded in getting a starting-place for the Supermoto world championship run in Melk. René began his career with motocross racing and then won his first laurels at the Red Bull KTM Supermoto Junior Cup 2003. One year later he achieved the overall win of this cup and became rookie of the year 2004. Now René is on his way to compete in Melk on May 19, where he will meet the top riders of supermoto S2 class, like KTM heroe Boris Chambon und world champ Jerome Giraudo.

The young supermoto talent eagerly faces his first world championship race: "The world championship race in Melk means the first wrestling with the elite of supermoto. The race track suits me quite well, I have won the Junior Cup for two times on this track. KTM fully supports me, also the spectators mean a big motivation for me. Finishing among the top ten would be awesome." Why is it supermoto for René Esterbauer? "Only supermoto offers extreme speed in the turns, hot bikes and a unique combination of tarmac and off road."

The Red Bull KTM Supermoto Junior Eurocup has become a jumping-off place for a professional racing career, bringing up young stars like Roland Resch und René Esterbauer. The Cup offers young riders a favourable possibility to enter the racing business.

Qualification for the Red Bull KTM Supermoto Junior Eurocup takes place at the Rider Search Days, which are intended to bring up the potential and professionalism of the young talents. The Rider Search Days will be held on june 11 in Villar Sous Ecot/France and july 9 at Harzring in Germany. The start package costs 1.500 Euro und includes complete racing gear (by Alpinestars, Lazer, Scott and Agip). Additionally every rider gets 300 Euro for travel expenses for every race.

Rookie of the year 2004:
Renè Esterbauer

Date of birth: 07.11.1984
Place: Tarsdorf (OÖ)
Profession: Student
Hobbies: Motorradfahren, Mountainbiken, Laufen
Career: Motocross Junioren-Meisterschaft, Auner Cup
3rd place Red Bull KTM Supermoto Junior Cup 2003
1st place Red Bull KTM Supermoto Junior Cup 2004
Winner Red Bull KTM Supermoto Eurocup 2004
Heroe: Thierry van den Bosch

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