Alessandro Di Mario becomes first title-winner
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Oct. 6, 2022) — The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme North America (FIM NA) congratulates Alessandro Di Mario on being crowned the 2022 North America Talent Cup Champion.
“The inaugural season of the North America Talent Cup was a huge success and a great standard was set,” said FIM NA President Rob Dingman. “The competition was exciting to the very end and Alessandro Di Mario proved to be a deserving champion.”
Di Mario edged out runner-up Jesse Shedden by a single point in the final standings to become the first North America Talent Cup (NATC) champion.
The inaugural season of the NATC concluded alongside the final round of the MotoAmerica Series at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
The NATC — a collaborative effort between MotoAmerica and Dorna with Rise Moto providing coordination and sanctioned by FIM North America and the AMA — is designed to be a stepping stone between the FIM North America Mini Cup Series and the FIM European Talent Cup or Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. The inaugural season spanned seven rounds and included riders between the ages of 13 and 16.