The 2013 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup will see the latest generation of rising stars doing battle on four-stroke KTM machinery.

Created as a twin to KTM's 2013 factory Moto3 machine, the Rookies KTM 250 RBR (pictured) should perfectly prepare riders for the step into grand prix racing.

Graduating Rookies have firmly established themselves in grand prix with the likes of Danny Kent, Luis Salom, Jakub Kornfeil and Arthur Sissis fighting for glory every weekend.

Ex Rookies Cup Champion Johann Zarco also recorded four pole positions and eleven podiums - including a win - in the 125 GP category before stepping up to Moto2 for 2012.

The competition to follow in their footsteps has never been hotter with Florian Alt, Scott Deroue and Phillip Oettl leading this year's charge with five races remaining.

The online application system is open for the 2013 Cup