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European Junior Cup fires up for another season

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The European Junior Cup, powered by Honda, the entry-level series supporting the FIM World Superbike Championship, has announced that registration is now open for participation in 2016, its sixth season of competition.

This year saw the successful introduction of the new Honda CBR650F as the official control motorcycle and, while the level of motorcycle performance increased, the EJC stayed true to its ethos of affordable racing on equal terms, with close-fought competition and thrilling finishes throughout the season.

Spaniard Javier Orellana finally claimed the EJC title at his home round of Jerez and now looks forward to a promotion within the SBK championship.

The 2016 European Junior Cup will race at eight European rounds of the FIM World Superbike Championship and is open to racers aged between 14 and 21. The FIM Europe 'European Women's Cup' for women racers aged between 14 and 24 takes place within and as an integral part of the championship.

Those riders interested in registering for the 2016 European Junior Cup are invited to visit the European Junior Cup website to complete an online form.

Gerry Bryce – series director

We have had a fantastic 2015 season and we’re really pleased with the perform ance of both the riders and the new series motorcycle. The response to the Honda CBR650F has been fantastic and with the kind support of Honda, Dorna SBK, Pirelli and our other partners we look forward to building on this success to make 2016 the best year yet.

Marco Chini – Honda WSBK operations manager

Honda is delighted to support an exciting new EJC season in 2016. Over the last three years, the series has proven to be one of the most successful in the WSBK paddock, both commercially and in terms of talent scouting. The Honda CBR650F is a sports bike that’s incredibly easy to ride and is the perfect model to let our young riders learn the WSBK’s European tracks and gather the professional experience needed to compete at the next level in the World Supersport and World Superbike championships. I'm looking forward to meeting the next generation of EJC riders at the track and I really hope that we w ill see more women take up the challenge to line up on the grid next season!

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