MotoAmerica has announced that Motul will be the presenting sponsor of the new MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul, the youth racing series that will be held in conjunction with three rounds of the 2020 MotoAmerica Series.
“Motul’s sponsorship of the MotoAmerica Mini Cup is a natural fit for the company,” said Lance Bryson, MotoAmerica’s Senior Sponsorship Manager. “Their involvement in Europe with youth racing have shown their commitment to up-and-coming racers and their families. They will be a good partner with us going forward with this new series and we’ll all have a lot of fun making it happen.”
The MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul races will be held on karting tracks in conjunction with three MotoAmerica events: Road America (May 29-31), The Ridge Motorsports Park (June 26-28) and Pittsburgh International Race Complex (August 7-8).
The Mini Cup Series will feature four classes of racing: 110cc (four speed); 160cc; 190cc (racers aged up to 14 years); and 190 Adult (racers over the age of 15). The motorcycles will be based on spec rules centered around the Ohvale GP-0, a mini road racer that is now ready for the U.S. market after proving to be extremely popular in Europe.
As part of the sponsorship sponsorship package, Motul will provide one liter of free oil per race as well as Motul Goodie Bags at each of the three rounds. In order to qualify, racers must have Motul stickers on each side of their motorcycle’s lower cowling and their leathers must feature a Motul logo on the front. Motul will provide the decals and patches through Rise Moto, the Ohvale GP-O distributor in the U.S.
“Ohvale, Motul, and MotoAmerica have a shared interest in supporting young riders and making sure that we’re invested in the next generation of road racers,” said Motul’s Brand Manager Nolan Browning. “The MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul is an exciting opportunity to combine efforts and support the future of the sport.”
The MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul fills a current void in the series and provides an entry point for riders under the age of 14.
The 2020 AMA MotoAmerica Mini Cup Series
May 29-31 – Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
June 26-28 – The Ridge Motorsports Park, Sheldon, Washington
August 7-8 – Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, Pennsylvania