Behind the scenes at the Red Bull Ring in Austria last weekend, ADAC Sports President Hermann Tomczyk and Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta were reaching an agreement on the joint promotion of juniors in the sport.
The European Talent Cup (which is organised by Dorna) and the standard class of the ADAC Northern Europe Cup will be staged according to the same regulations by 2019. Promoting juniors to higher classes will become standard, meaning that no matter which of the two series juniors participate in, the same conditions will apply. In addition, travel costs for Northern European participants will decrease.
Speaking of the new agreement, Tomczyk said: “With our new approach, we are ensuring that juniors throughout Europe can be compared to one another, as the same conditions will prevail in the series for juniors with immediate effect. I am very pleased that we and DORNA work so closely together and we can assure a pan-European standardised promotion of juniors.”
Dorna CEO Ezpeleta added: “I’ve been very impressed by the ADAC’s promotion of juniors for quite some time. The ADAC Northern Europe Cup has come on very well over the past two years. We do not need competition between junior series but want to ensure that Europe’s best young talents can make it to the top by following a uniform standard route.”
Full details have not been released, but it is thought that the two series’ will be brought into line with each other by 2019 at the latest.