|National Junior Cup 2013 - The Truth is Compelling|
The way to go for young riders seeking cost effective and fair competition - Your chance to try the bikes before the start of the season!
The National Junior Cup moves into its second season with support again from BSB and Kawasaki. The Series will feature at two of the BSB rounds and seven at BMCRC taking in some of the best circuits in the Uk – Brands, Cadwell, Donington, Oulton and Snetterton 300 amongst them.
The new road-going 300 machine from Kawasaki has been introduced to provide a product appropriate for the new licencing legislation in the UK and Europe. The prospect of the bike being adapted for road racing that would be governed by rules limiting output to 35bhp was discussed at length at the ACU Road Race Committee meetings at the end of 2012 and approved for use by 13-18yr olds in the UK Series, unanimously. The race weight was stated as just over 140Kg (it’s 142), giving a power to weight ratio of 2.45. The Aprilia RS125 that can run alongside NJC at Bemsee rounds has the same p-w rating, around 121kg and 30 bhp giving 2.47. Both run above the rating designated for the roads in Europe and that was part of the Road Race Committee’s consideration when considering the proposals from BMCRC regarding the new 300 bike. The existing 250’s have also been refreshed to match the same characteristics, resulting in the majority of 2012 riders continuing in the Series.....
The 2013 Series is based on last season’s Kawasaki Ninja 250 running alongside the new Ninja 300 machines - reliable four-stroke technology that’s here – available now - and has a proven race pedigree. The 250’s have undergone a full engine refresh and rebuild to incorporate components from the new 300 engine. The power output of the 250’s now perfectly matches the dyno runs of the 300. This has given riders from 2012 an easy decision to continue in the Championship, which many are doing. Some of the 2102 bikes have been sold onto new entrants and some are choosing to go for the new 300. So the bikes have achieved a good re-sale value, despite some suggesting these were a one-season machine. Importantly, these are four-strokes, so the technology is what we are seeing and will be seeing in the National and International Championships going forward. Otherwise the choice is two-stroke technology that has little future and little resale value for parents at the grass-roots of racing – where the Champions of the future will come from....
At £3999+vat, race-ready, and probably more importantly, race-competitive (no engine tuning required) the new 300 machine is a bargain for new entrants to racing. This coupled with exposure at BSB, a full spares facility available at every meeting and technical guidance and advice on-hand at all times, makes the Series a perfect package for riders and parents alike. The ACU approved these bikes to be rated to 37bhp (our rules cap them at 35) and they can be ridden by Novice Licence holders from 13 years onwards (18 years is the upper age limit in this Series)
In 2012 the Series delivered great racing with some thrills and a few spills. We found the bikes coped well with all that was thrown at them, they crash well and repairs were easy and affordable. Despite suggestions that these bikes are inappropriate there are many in the NJC paddock who would disagree…..
A Series of this type has to be built on some key elements, all of which have been proven in 2012 –
To find out more about the National Junior Cup for 2013, how to find a second hand bike, how to get hold of the new race 300 – email mikedommett@hotmail and request an info pack for the 2013 Series.
Both the rebuilt 250 and the new 300 will be available for “Try Before You Buy” rides at the BMCRC Race School at Brands Hatch on 24th February, you just need to have your ACU Race Licence for 2013 sorted, or in process and you can get that trial ride for free! Again contact us for further details and to book that opportunity.
Both bikes will also be on show at the Kawasaki Stand at the London Motorcycle Show, Excel 15-17 February.
The National Junior Cup 2013 – Fair, affordable, reliable & competitive – come and join the youth racing scene of the future – that’s here now.
National Junior Cup Winner, Mason Law is awarded his prize of a new Kawasaki Ninja ZX6 on Saturday at the Show
Feature article in Motorcycle Racer Magasine: Mason Law - National Junior Cup Champion 2012
Seen here with Kawasaki Race Manager, Ross Burridge and BMCRC CEO, Mike Dommett
National Junior Cup 2013........
So you’ve cut your teeth in MiniMoto, Junior SuperMoto, Junior MotoCross or done some circuit racing already and want to move onto your next step in Road Racing on the Big Circuits? If you’re 13-18 years old on January 1st 2013 then the National Junior Cup at BMCRC and BSB is made for you. You’ll have the chance to race in a Championship that takes you to the Big Circuits at Snetterton, Oulton Park, Cadwell and Donington and compete in front of the Big Crowds at selected rounds at British Superbikes. The National Junior Cup is where you’ll get all the support and guidance you’ll need…if you are a novice rider, we will help you get your ACU Race Licence sorted out…there’s a race school for you in February at Brands Hatch…you’ll be allocated one of our trained ACU Club Coaches for the season and there’s fantastic prizes on offer for the top performers from our series sponsors. Your bike would be supplied via a Kawasaki dealer…
basic cost is £3999.00 + VAT
all with sealed engines, they are carefully checked after each race by our trained Technical Officials so there’s no Technical Infringements and everything is fair. This makes sure the good riders can stand out and many who’ve have started at BMCRC have on gone onto greatness… Casey Stoner, Cal Crutchlow, Chaz Davies, Danny Webb, Danny Buchan and the British Superbike Champion, Tommy Hill. Take your chance to join that select band and contact
to register your interest for 2013, we’ll send you a detailed info pack.
Mums & Dads…your questions answered.
Costs & Support
Kawasaki UK will assist the winner of the Championship with a support package for the 2014 season in a class of the riders choice. This package will consist of financial support against a bike & parts package.
Mentoring & Progression