All you budding racers out there, this one is a great news for you all. Numerous Asian riders are now even closer to realizing their dreams. Yes, we are talking of the dreams of racing in international championships. Two Wheels Motor Racing (TWMR) and Honda Japan recently introduced a new class of racing in the upcoming season of Petronas Asia Road Racing Championship. The new class – Asia Dream Cup can be seen as a scholarship program for as many as 21 budding riders from different parts of Asia and Australia. 16 riders will be chosen from from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, China, India, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand and 5 will be taken from other parts of Asia to complete the grid of 21.The bike that will be raced by the amateurs is the Honda CBR250R. The reason to opt this bike is that the baby CBR is as close to the Moto3 spec bikes as it can get. The new class of racing in Petronas Asia Road Racing Championship will serve as a nice platform for the young riders to graduate from street racing to 600cc, Moto2 and Moto3 class.
Coming to the prizes, the grand prize for the top rider along with two other selected riders will be a chance to test ride a Moto3 spec bike with a probability of getting selected for the 2012 Moto3 as a wild card entry.