Meet the talented riders that make up the 2024 Junior Talent Team (JTT) line-up, as they prepare to embark on their journey in the FIM JuniorGP World Championship on the Road to MotoGP. This year, the team welcomes two new additions, Thai rider Jakkreephat Phuettisan and Amon Odaki from Japan, who will join the returning riders Danial Shahril from Malaysia and Indonesian rider Arbi Aditama.
Phuettisan, with a promising rookie season in the Asia Talent Cup (ATC) in 2022, showed consistent top ten finishes and achieved his best results of 5th place in Motegi and Buriram. In 2023, he continued to impress, securing his maiden ATC win on home turf in Buriram and finishing the season fourth overall. Now, Phuettisan is determined to leave his mark on the JuniorGP.
Odaki, who joined the ATC in 2022, made an immediate impact with a podium finish on his debut, followed by a victory in Qatar. In 2023, he fought for the ATC title, finishing as a runner-up with a win at Sepang and six additional podium finishes. With this experience under his belt, Odaki is ready to make his mark in the JuniorGP.
Shahril, who earned his place in the JTT line-up after an impressive 2021 ATC season, returns for another year. Despite facing a long recovery from injury, Shahril showcased consistent performances and a top-eight finish. In 2023, he made his Grand Prix debut and participated in the Indian GP as a wildcard entry. Now, he aims to secure podium finishes and establish himself as a consistent front-runner.
Aditama, another returning rider, demonstrated his speed from the start of his ATC journey. He joined the JTT in 2022 and was selected as Dorna’s rider for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. In 2023, he achieved his first win at Barcelona, becoming the first-ever Indonesian winner in the JuniorGP. He also made his Grand Prix debut at his home race, narrowly missing out on points in Moto3™. Aditama is now determined to compete at the front throughout the 2024 JuniorGP season.
As the JuniorGP season kicks off at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in April, fans are eagerly awaiting the exciting races featuring all JuniorGP classes in a standalone round for the first time ever. With this new line-up of talented riders, the 2024 Junior Talent Team promises to deliver another incredible season of competition and provide a stepping stone for young riders on their path to MotoGP success.
1. Who are the new additions to the 2024 Junior Talent Team (JTT) line-up?
– The new additions to the 2024 JTT line-up are Jakkreephat Phuettisan from Thailand and Amon Odaki from Japan.
2. What were Phuettisan’s achievements in the Asia Talent Cup (ATC)?
– Phuettisan had consistent top ten finishes in the 2022 ATC season, and in 2023, he secured his maiden ATC win and finished the season fourth overall.
3. What were Odaki’s achievements in the ATC?
– Odaki had a podium finish on his debut in the 2022 ATC season and finished as a runner-up in 2023, with a win and six additional podium finishes.
4. Who is the returning rider from Malaysia?
– The returning rider from Malaysia is Danial Shahril.
5. What are Shahril’s goals for the upcoming season?
– Shahril aims to secure podium finishes and establish himself as a consistent front-runner.
6. Who is the returning rider from Indonesia?
– The returning rider from Indonesia is Arbi Aditama.
7. What were Aditama’s achievements in the JuniorGP?
– Aditama achieved his first win in the JuniorGP at Barcelona in 2023 and made his Grand Prix debut at his home race.
8. Where will the JuniorGP season kick off in April?
– The JuniorGP season will kick off at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
– FIM: Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, the international governing body of motorcycle racing.
– MotoGP: The premier class of motorcycle road racing, consisting of a series of races held on road circuits across the world.
– Asia Talent Cup (ATC): A single-make motorcycle championship contested by riders from Asia, aiming to provide a platform for young talents to progress in the sport.
– Grand Prix: A term used to describe top-level motorcycle racing events.
– Podium: The elevated platform where the top three finishers in a race are celebrated.