Suzuki is proud to announce the 2002 Worldwide GSX-R Cup, a new motorcycle racing Championship designed to find the best new riding talent from around the globe.

Suzuki GB is looking for hot upcoming British riders to send to the Cup final at Magny Cours in France on September 14th to represent the UK.

Any Suzuki rider who is currently competing in the National Supersport, Superstock or Junior Superstock Championships at British Superbike race meetings in the UK is eligible to enter the 2002 Worldwide GSX-R Cup and can register by e-mailing to

Suzuki GB will send three riders plus a mechanic each in an expenses paid trip to compete in the Cup final, which will precede the Bol d'Or 24-hour endurance race. They will be competing against riders from other countries on identical GSX-R750 machines that will be supplied to the entrants. A prize fund of US $10,000 is on offer to the competitors and Suzuki's top brass and talent scouts will be at the event, searching for the stars of the future!

On top of that, there is an added bonus for the three UK racers of a test ride on the Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike.

Suzuki GB has a simple selection policy to encourage as many young riders as possible to enter the 2002 Worldwide GSX-R Cup:

- Anyone riding a Suzuki GSX-R machine in the National Supersport, Superstock or Junior Superstock Championships is eligible.

- Final selection of the riders will be made by a panel of expert judges who will determine the selected riders based upon Championship points won up to and including round eight at Knockhill, rider experience, level of team support and future potential

To enter the selection process, interested racers simply fill in a form (available from the Rizla Suzuki hospitality unit) at a BSB meeting or apply by sending an e-mail registering their interest to

Full details of the riders leading the charge to the Cup final at Magny Cours, the rules and regulations, prizes and the riders that will be competing from other countries will be available from soon.



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