Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup ready to race!

The Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup returns this weekend (April 8/9/10) at Silverstone after an incredibly exciting debut season for the youth racing series in 2015.

Powered by the RC 390, the novice-friendly KTM RC Cup provides a fully supported platform for riders aged 13-18 to develop their talent over eight rounds and 20 races within the MCE British Superbike Championship. Using identical specification bikes and a set formula the result is a cost-effective series that provides a level playing field for future champions to grow and show their talent.

As well as the possibility to become a British champion with a top prize of a new KTM 125 SX motocross bike, further 'career' incentives for participants in the Santander Consumer Finance-sponsored series is the chance for the two most promising riders to earn a guaranteed place at the Red Bull MotoGP™ Rookies selection event.

In 2015 the televised championship produced, arguably, the closest racing of all the classes within MCE BSB as the young riders from a multitude of two-wheel backgrounds and experience levels did battle all year from the first corner to the chequered flag. It was 16-year old Cameron Fraser from Nottingham crowned as champion after a fast and consistent season. He, along with former championship leaders and race winners, Thomas Strudwick, 13, and Chris Taylor, 16, have moved up to the Motostar and Superstock 600 classes for 2016.

Once again it is Steve Plater who takes the role of series coordinator. The multiple former British champion and now established riding coach will use his vast and invaluable experience to guide the young riders through all aspects of racing, on and off the track.

Last updated: Tuesday, April 5, 2016