KTM have confirmed that the RC390 Junior Cup will run as a support to the MCE British Superbike Championship to run over eight rounds in 2015.
The series is designed for novices but also open to all road race licence holders, aged between 13 and 17-years old (as of 01/04/2015) and comprises consist of 16 races with each event including free practice and qualifying sessions.
The RC 390 British Junior Cup bike is based on the series production model launched in 2014, but fitted with track-focused official KTM PowerParts and is both directly linked to KTM Racing and its Moto3 project.
With the road bike already boasting sporty credentials, the Junior Cup version takes it to the next level with changes such as fully adjustable WP Suspension, upgraded braking and a big reduction in weight with the removal of unnecessary road equipment. The complete package of the series allows riders to learn all the fundamental skills on and off track.
All bike parts are available as KTM PowerParts and the fully adjustable suspension package not only allows for individual set up for each race; it is also a valuable learning tool for suspension setup. The bike has adjustable foot pegs and handlebar levers to fit different ergonomics, making it ideal for young talent that is still growing.
Series sponsors stickers are concentrated on the front of the bike, leaving the tail and belly pan free for rider personalisation or personal sponsors. As you would expect, the series will also deliver a comprehensive TV and media package.
2015 KTM RC 390 British Junior Cup calendar:
TBC March Welcome and testing TBC
4/5/6 April Donington Park GP Leicestershire
17/18/19 April Brands Hatch Indy Kent
22/23/24 May TBA TBA
19/20/21 June Snetterton 300 Norfolk
31 July - 1/2 August Thruxton Hampshire
4/5/6 September Oulton Park International Cheshire
2/3/4 October Silverstone GP Northamptonshire
16/17/18 October Brands Hatch GP Kent