2010 MotoGP Rookies Cup racers selected

2009 entrants Gagne and Solis invited to return

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Oct. 07, 2009
The Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup selection committee accepted seven teenaged racers to join the series for 2010.

The seven new competitors will join 18 returning MotoGP Rookies who competed in the 2009 Cup. An additional three reserves were selected. The seven new entrants and three reserves were selected from a tryout event at the Adria International Raceway near Venice, Italy.

The tryout consisted of a 15 minute session to become familiar with the track and the 125cc Metrakit Pre GP bikes, followed by two 20 minute tests with groups of seven riders at a time.

Jake Gagne was invited to return for the 2010 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

Americans Cameron Gish and Ryan Matter were invited to the tryout but neither was chosen by the selection committee.

California natives Jake Gagne, 16, of Ramona, and Ben Solis, 15, of Beverly Hills are among the 18 riders from the 2009 season invited to return.

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