News, The FIM CEV Repsol begins a new era as the FIM JuniorGP

A new era will begin for FIM CEV Repsol in 2022. The competition is in its 25th anniversary. the series is officially known as FIM JuniorGP, Recognition of its status as a the last step on the way to MotoGP and a globally important competition for young talent.

The FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship, the Hawkers European Talent Cup and the Moto2 European Championship, including the Superstock 600 category, retain their designations under the umbrella of the FIM JuniorGP.

For nearly a quarter of a century, the series has played a key role in recognizing and developing drivers who later ruled the world, including the eight-time world champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), 2020 MotoGP Champion Joan me (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and freshly crowned Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP), France’s first premier class world champion. Over 80% of the riders in the Grand Prix paddock have completed the series on their Road to MotoGP and have risen to over 90% for the Moto3 ™ starting grid.

2022 now marks a new era as the series becomes the FIM JuniorGP and consolidates its status as the last stepping stone for young riders on the way to MotoGP.

“The FIM JuniorGP enables young riders to take their MotoGP entrance exam – said Jorge Viegas, President of FIM – FIM is proud to be part of the development of young drivers thanks to its close collaboration with Dorna and FIM Europe. The European Talent Cup, the Moto2 European Championship including the Superstock 600 category and the FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship are all springboards for entry into the premier class. The FIM JuniorGP will continue to offer exciting races that make it possible to discover future stars, as was the case with Marc Marquez, Joan Mir, Fabio Quartararo and, most recently, Pedro Acosta, the 2021 FIM Moto3 Grand Prix World Champion.

“The official recognition of FIM CEV Repsol as FIM JuniorGP is a very important step for the road races – answered Martin de Graaff, FIM Europe President – I am proud to announce that the Hawkers European Talent Cup and the Moto2 European Championship will officially become an important stepping stone onto the world stage. I would like to thank Dorna and FIM for their work together over the past few seasons: I’m sure that this big step forward will give the championship even more prestige and give numerous talents the chance to rise and become great champions.

“We are very proud to announce the FIM JuniorGP and the beginning of this new era – added Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports – The championship track record speaks for itself, with an incredible number of riders in the MotoGP paddock making their way to the top here. FIM JuniorGP is the perfect name for the series as the final step on the road to MotoGP and I can’t wait to see what the future holds when the competition hits the 25 year milestone. We look forward to many more when the era of the FIM JuniorGP begins. “