Wednesday 20 December 2023

Great, Dorna Sports Selects Veda Ega Pratama and One Thai Rider to Compete at Prestigious Levels in Europe


Regarding competing on the international stage, the young rider from Gunungkidul Yogyakarta, Veda Ega Pratama, who is under the Astra Honda Racing Team (AHRT), under the guidance of PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) has reached the Asian scale.

Namely becoming champion in the 2023 Asia Talent Cup (ATC) and finishing on the third podium in the 2023 Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) in the Asia Production 250 (AP250) class.

Quoted from the Antara news agency, Vega Eda Pratama (Indonesia) and Jakkreephat Phuettisan (Thailand) were chosen as the racers chosen by Dorna Sports to compete in Europe.

“Indonesian and Thai racers will embark on the journey to MotoGP as Dorna’s chosen racers in the Rookies category. They are Veda Ega Pratama and Jakkreephat Phuettisan. “Both of them will compete in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup next season,” the Antara news agency quoted the official ATC website as saying.

Indonesian rider Veda Ega Pramata (#7)  at the Asia Talent Cup championship at the Chang International Circuit, Buriram, Thailand 2022 [ANTARA/HO-Asia Talent Cup/am] On the ATC stage, Veda Ega Pratama became the first Indonesian racer to win the championship this race. He recorded two fantastic records, namely bagging nine wins and the most points with 256 points, surpassing Moto3 runner-up Ayumu Sasaki’s record achieved in 2015.

When competing on the 2023 Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) stage, Veda Ega Pratama posted third place big with 160 points.

“Last season, Veda Ega Pratama recorded significant gains in his ATC rookie year and despite several injuries, he won a number of races to end the season on a high,” said the official ATC statement.

“After starting 2023 as the favorite, that momentum continued to grow as he took nine wins out of a possible 12 wins this season, clinching the title with time to spare,” added the statement.

In Europe, Veda Ega Pratama will compete in the Red Bull Rookies Cup, and ride a KTM motorbike.

The 2024 Red Bull Rookies Cup will be held in seven series, taking place in five countries. The locations are at the Jerez Circuit (Spain), Le Mans Circuit (France), Mugello Circuit (Italy), Assen Circuit (Netherland), Spielberg Circuit (Austria), Aragon Circuit (Spain), and Misano Circuit (Italy).

The Red Bull Rookies Cup has produced many great racers who compete in MotoGP such as Johann Zarco, Brad Binder, Joan Mir, Enea Bastianini, and Jorge Martin.

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