HONDA and Pata have cemented their partnership further.
They have announced that the Pata European Junior Cup, with power plants by Honda, will be contested by Honda’s CBR650F for the 2015 season.
Aimed at 14 to 19-year-old riders, the eight rounds of the championship has been a great success in providing valuable racing experience and polishing the skills of the young riders, many of whom come from around the world to contest the entry level FIM series.
For 2015, the European Junior Cup (EJC) will introduce the new Honda CBR650F that was launched in Europe this season. This A2 licence-compatible machine offers a great package of impressive but manageable performance, lightweight handling and affordable running costs.
The Honda CBR650F will provide the young EJC racers with a perfect preparation for the more powerful and demanding middleweight supersport machines, such as Honda’s CBR600RR, that are used in the FIM’s European Superstock 600 and World Supersport classes.
Graduates from the 2013 European Junior Cup have already confirmed their talent this season with podium and top-ten finishes in the ultra-competitive FIM European Superstock 600 championship, which was won in 2012 by Honda’s recently-crowned World Supersport champion Michael van der Mark.
Being a feature on the programme at eight European rounds of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, the EJC races are keenly followed not only by thousands of fans around the world but by the riders, teams and managers in the World Superbike paddock.
All the European Junior Cup CBR650F machines will be identical and fully race-prepared with adjustable suspension, lightweight handlebars and footrests, racing exhaust and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyres. The entry package includes ownership of the motorcycle, transportation to and from the races, tyres, fuel and tools – the rider needs only to turn up with a mechanic or helper and go racing.
Applications to join the 2015 PATA European Junior Cup, powered by Honda can be made now on the ‘Contact’ page at the series website: