This weekend sees 22 young riders take to the track for the second season of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup.

Thailand’s Chang International Circuit will host the first race of the season in conjunction with the second round of the World SBK Championship.

Two Aussies are taking part in this years very competitive series which last year saw the best riders progress to the Red Bull Rookies series on the trail to MotoGP.

Both Locky Taylor and Tom Edwards, have shown good pace, familiarizing themselves with the Moto3 Honda NSF250R a couple of weeks ago during several days of testing in Sepang.

Fresh from 3 days testing and with almost 1000kms under their belts both riders will arrive in Thailand hoping that the Asia Talent Cup is their pathway to the MotoGP dream.

The North East Thailand track is 4.5 km long, with 12 corners and can accommodate up to 40,000 spectators ensuring the young riders will receive a Grand Prix atmosphere.

The young riders off season training and preparation will be tested in the high temperatures and humidity.

Check out all the race action below:

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