After an intensive three-day selection process at Circuito Guadix near Granada in Spain, Rory Skinner has been invited to compete in the 2015 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

He becomes the only rider to represent Great Britain in next year's series.

13-year-old Skinner from Perth, Scotland was one of 109 riders from 30 nations who were shortlisted from over 1,000 applicants to take part in the highly regarded try-outs, which arguably attracts some of the world's most talented and up-and-coming young riders.

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Skinner recently secured the Dunlop Aprilia British Superteen Challenge Championship on his 13th birthday at Donington Park last month.

While he doesn't intend to compete in the last round of the 2014 series at Mallory Park this weekend, Skinner will travel to the Leicestershire track on Sunday 2 November to take part in the 'Race of the Year' where he will ride a full Moto3 machine.

On his selection to the 2015 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, Skinner, commented: "The last three days has been really tough but I've enjoyed it and have learnt a lot, and I'm really looking forward to competing next year. It was nerve-wracking as there was so much at stake, but I kept calm and did what I had to do.

Skinner, continued: "It's been an incredible year for me and I'm really happy with everything that I've achieved. It was an amazing feeling to win the Dunlop Aprilia British Superteen Challenge Championship at Donington Park on my 13th birthday; but being selected for the 2015 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup is definitely the icing on the cake!"