Infront MotorSports, the promoters of the World Superbike Championship, have announced that six of the World Superbike rounds next year will feature the European Junior Cup, a spec-class for 14-to 17-year-old road racers. The class will pit the young racers against each other on identically prepared Kawasaki Ninja 250R motorcycles in what is basically a four-stroke version of the Red Bull Rookies Cup that runs with the MotoGP World Championship.The series will be turn-key for the racers as the bikes will be transported to all the rounds and technical support, tires, fuel and entry fees will be included in the package. The young racers will also receive coaching, leathers, helmets and other safety equipment and hospitality at the track. A pre-season camp will be held in Spain this off-season.The six-race series will begin at the Dutch round of the World Superbike Championship in Assen, April 15-17, with the race being held prior to the second World Superbike leg on Sunday, April 17. From there the series heads to Monza, Aragon, Silverstone and Nurburgring before concluding in France at the Magny-Cours circuit on October 2.According to Infront MotorSports, the European Junior Cup will welcome racers from a wide range of motorcycling disciplines and entries will be considered from all riders who have held a competition license for at least a year in either road racing, motocross, enduro, supermoto, trials or minimoto.For more information visit the www.europeanjuniorcup.com.

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By Cycle News Staff

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