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JOINING WERA, ROUND 4 OF THE NORTH AMERICA TALENT CUP MARKS THE HALFWAY POINT OF THE 2022 SEASON

Only three points separate the top two competitors, with third through fifth places in a battle of their own.


Photo credit: Brian J. Nelson

SAVANNAH, GA, July 8, 2022 The North America Talent Cup (NATC) competitors are becoming a more seasoned group of racers and teams after three tough rounds. Round one alongside MotoGP at COTA was an experience of a lifetime for the young road racers. From there, they battled windy conditions on the high plains of Colorado for round two, and grueling heat on a technical circuit for round three at The Ridge. Riders and teams have displayed true grit and overcome challenges along the way.


For round four, the NATC takes the show to the southeast track Roebling Road Raceway for two races alongside longtime roadracing sanctioning body, WERA.


The new North America Talent Cup aims to provide riders across the continent with a vital link to professional road racing. The NATC is considered a stepping-stone between the FIM MiniGP North America Series and professional series such as MotoAmerica’s Junior Cup or international feeder series like the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup or FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship.


The current points leader is Alessandro Di Mario with 127 points and three wins. With 124 points, Jesse James Shedden, also with three wins, will need to qualify in front in order to stay with Di Mario on the fast, flowing two-mile course.


Aiden Sneed, Logan Cunnison, and Jayden Fernandez have all been in the mix for podiums and wins. With the points so close among the top ten, the championship is far from determined.


We’ve seen impressive racing action over the first half of the season. Everywhere the NATC racers compete, they create fans and catch the attention of industry professionals. The flowing layout of Roebling Road Raceway will be exciting to watch.


The North America Talent Cup is proud to partner with WERA to support the future of American road racing talent.


"WERA Motorcycle Roadracing has been a launch pad for many racers who have gone on to win World Championships and compete at MotoGP levels. We have a long list of riders who started a dream with WERA and made their dream into a career. We are excited to host the NATC with their young dreamers at our event this coming weekend (July 16/17) at Roebling Road Raceway in Bloomingdale, GA. Check out our website for information on WERA and to see the weekend schedule for this event as well," said WERA Owner Evelyne Clarke.


To learn more about the North America Talent Cup, visit: www.northamericatalentcup.com

To learn more about the WERA, visit: www.wera.com


About NATC The NATC is a one-make spec-series of teams and riders, using the successful Northern Talent Cup as a blueprint. The limit on entries is 20 riders between 13 and 16 years of age in 2022. The spec-motorcycle will be the Aprilia RS250 SP2; a machine developed by Aprilia in partnership with Ohvale and proven to offer a competitive platform for developing talent. The NATC is designed to create close competition in a cost-effective manner. In its first year, the NATC will race throughout the continental U.S., with seven designated rounds taking place alongside MotoGP™, MotoAmerica™, WERA, and MRA.



About WERA WERA, based in Canton, Ga., is one of the oldest and largest national sanctioning bodies conducting motorcycle races at road courses across the United States. Since 1974 WERA has enabled thousands of racers at all levels the opportunity to compete across the country. WERA offers a Rider’s School with entry-level racing, pro-am racing and vintage racing for anyone with a motorcycle.


About the FIM North America

FIM North America is one of six Continental Unions (CONUs) recognized as geographical subdivisions and accountable to the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). It was founded in 1998. The national federations who are members of FIM North America are, by virtue of their geographical area and their membership in the FIM, the American Motorcyclist Association and the Canadian Motorcycle Association. FIM North America establishes an annual calendar of Continental Championship events and other activities and declares champions in designated disciplines and classes. Its member federations issue CONU licenses to riders participating in FIM NA events as well as those who are participating in Continental

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