Bringing forth a new generation of motorcycle road racers

The Mission Mini Cup by Motul National Championship is the beginning of a journey for aspiring young motorcycle road racers. It is the first step in a process that could lead talented young racers to the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship and possibly, for a select few, even culminate in the FIM Superbike World Championship and/or MotoGP World Championship.

The Mini Cup series was developed specifically to introduce young people beginning as young as five years old to the sport of motorcycle road racing. Mini Cup races are held on challenging kart tracks around the U.S., and the racers compete for podium positions, trophies, race wins, and season championships (including coveted AMA number-one plates).

Several former Mini Cup riders like Kayla Yaakov, Rossi Moor, Avery Dreher, Kensei Matsudaira, Jayden Fernandez, and Chris Clark have already moved up and are competing in both MotoAmerica’s and other countries’ national road racing championships. They credit a lot of their success to the skills they learned and developed in the Mission Mini Cup by Motul National Championship.

For 2024, the series will feature Regional Championships, and each race event in the individual regions will also serve as qualifiers for the Mission Mini Cup by Motul National Final, which will be held at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, on August 9 through 11.

As an alternative, riders can also compete in the National Final without qualifying via one of the Regional Championships, but they will be required to start with a points deficit in the National Final.

For more information, check out the 2024 Mission Mini Cup by Motul Regulations.

Motorcycles:

Stock 50: Honda CRF50F, Honda XR50, Honda XR50F, Yamaha TT-R50E

Stock 110: Honda CRF110F, Kawasaki KLX110, Kawasaki KLX110L, Kawasaki KLX110RL, SSR SR110, Suzuki DR-Z110, Yamaha TT-R90, Yamaha TT-R90E, Yamaha TT-R110E

Stock 125: Honda CRF100F, Honda CRF125F, Honda XR100, Honda XR100R, Kawasaki KLX125, Suzuki DR-Z125, Yamaha TT-R125L, Yamaha TT-R125LE

GP 160: 160cc, four-stroke engine, 12-inch wheels

GP 190: 190cc, four-stroke engine, 12-inch wheels
 
Street GP: Benelli TNT135, CFMOTO Papio CL, CFMOTO Papio SS, Honda Grom, Kawasaki Z125, Kawasaki Z125 PRO, SSR Razkull 125
 

Rider Age Limits:

Stock 50: 5-9

Stock 110: 6-12

Stock 125: 10-17

GP 160: 10-14

GP 190: 12-16

Street GP: 12 and up