Australian rider training organisation motoDNA is launching the world’s first data-driven motorcycling competition to find our next Casey Stoner MotoGP champion.
motoDNA boss Mark McVeigh says pandemic restrictions have hampered the development of young Aussie motorcycling talent.
He says their competition, called motoCHAMPION, will allow riders aged 11 to 16 to safely return to competition.
Rather than using subjective judging criteria, the competition will use motoDNA’s Digital Academy technology which is also used to analyse and coach road riders.
The technology employs more than a decade of rider data to analyse behaviours such as braking, steering to measure, grade and coach road riders and competitive racers.
Basically they will need to use a GoPro on their road motorcycle on a secure tarmac surface using motoDNA’s Figure 8 layout and upload the video to motoDNA for analysis.
Riders will be able to see how they place on the motoCHAMPION leaderboards.
The top prize is a sponsored place in the 2022 bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup, worth more than $10,000.
The top five motoCHAMPION riders will earn an automatic place in the bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup selection event where they will have the chance to qualify for the 2022 season.
Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle says the motoDNA Digital Academy technology will provide riders with an additional tool to develop their riding technique and skills.
Closing date for the competition is Tuesday, November 30, with the winners decided on Friday, December 10.