Motorcycling Australia and Ohvale Australia have worked closely over the past 12 months to secure Australia’s involvement in the 2022 FIM MiniGP World Series. The FIM MiniGP World Series is a Road to MotoGP initiative between Dorna, FIM and Ohvale Europe which made its debut in 2021.
Australia now joins Italy, Malaysia, France, Netherlands, North America, Spain, UK, Alpe Adria, Indonesia, Ireland, Portugal, Qatar and Austria as host countries, launching the FIM MiniGP Australia Series for 2022.
The Series provides an ideal entry level platform for young Australian riders looking to begin their two-wheeled motorsport journey. The new Road to MotoGP program will take part utlising Ohvale GP-0 160 machinery designed specifically for racing on karting circuits – a perfect entry level platform for kids aged between 10-14 years old, new to the sport of motorcycling.
The winner from each national, regional or continental MiniGP Cup will have the opportunity to participate in the World MiniGP Final in Europe.
The FIM MiniGP Australia Series is the first in the Oceania region, which will feature 10 races over five rounds on the Ohvale Australia racing machines.
Motorcycling Australia CEO, Peter Doyle, said the FIM MiniGP World Series was an exciting opportunity for Australian riders.
“Motorcycling Australia is very excited to see Australia join the 2022 FIM MiniGP World Series putting Australia’s sensational racing talent on the World stage,” Mr Doyle said.
“We are pleased to support Series promoters Ohvale Australia, and the 2022 FIM MiniGP Australia Series will not only provide spectacular on track action but give riders their first steps to potentially becoming a future World Champion.
“We see the FIM MiniGP Australia Series as a crucial steppingstone for young Australian riders wanting to develop their racing skills.”
Ohvale Australia and joint promoter multiple Australian Superbike Champion, Wayne Maxwell said this was an exciting opportunity for young Australia riders and encouraged them to register their interest now.
“We are very thankful for the support of Motorcycling Australia and the FIM in securing what will be a phenomenal first for Australia, the 2022 FIM MiniGP Australia Series,” Mr Maxwell said.
“We are very excited for what this Series will bring to racing and the development of young riders.
“My dream is to one day see a young talent from Mini GP become a World Champion
“We are expecting a flood of interest, so we are definitely encouraging prospective riders to register their expression of interest now at https://ohvale.com.au/australian-ohvale-minigp-series/.
“Each bike has a factory sealed engine from Ohvale to ensure parity. Ohvale will provide technical support in the way of spare parts, from crash damage to engines.”
Riders must be between 10 and 14-years of age and will compete on Ohvale Australia GP-0 160 machines with Pirelli tyres – Pirelli are the official single tyre supplier for all the FIM MiniGP Series.
The winner from each Series around the World qualify for the FIM MiniGP World Final.