KTM RC 390 Cup in planning for the UK

KTM hopeful of creating new production-based class

KTM UK and MSVR are looking at the possibilities of creating a ‘KTM RC 390 Cup’ to run at selected British Superbike (BSB) rounds throughout 2015.

According to KTM the new class is being created to encourage youth participation in affordable, production based racing that will help highlight young talent.

The RC 390 has a 375cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine that makes 44hp and will use a host of official KTM PowerParts to upgrade it to Cup specification. The bike will have a fully adjustable suspension package with adjustable foot pegs and handlebar levers too.

A similar series is currently being run by the German ADAC organisation, with a grid of over 30 young riders battling out at selected rounds of the IDM championship and was also a support race for the recent German round of MotoGP at Sachsenring.

KTM UK Marketing Manager, Simon Belton, said: 'KTM is a ‘Ready to Race’ company that is also committed to developing future talent, such as with the Red Bull Rookies MotoGP Cup. A UK version of the RC 390 Cup will allow MSVR to provide a very cost effective and competitive youth series along with offering KTM UK a very exciting platform to introduce the production version of the RC 390.

'The intention for this UK series is to follow the rules and formula from the ADAC championship, with details such as age restrictions yet to be set, but likely to be open to riders aged 12-17 years old. Our presence at Oulton Park should hopefully give us the opportunity to talk to potential riders and partners for the series in order to make a full announcement very soon.'