Registration came to an end on the 12th August after an intensive communications campaign with the collaboration of key Asian circuits, federations, motorcycle riding schools, and additional partners and companies. Applications have been registered from riders in many countries across the region, with more than 450 riders from Asia and Oceania putting their names forward for a chance at joining the grid next year.
Following a thorough analysis and review of each application, the selection committee has chosen 117 riders to invite to the Selection Event. The committee is headed by Alberto Puig, and the Selection Event takes place at Sepang International Circuit on the 30th and 31st October ahead of the season finale for the 2018 Cup at the same venue that weekend.
At the Selection Event, each applicant must demonstrate their skills and riding ability at Sepang Karting Circuit. The selection committee will then meet again to analyze all the data and ultimately determine the final riders chosen to participate in the 2019 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup, as well as a list of reserve riders.
The list of the 117 riders invited to the Asia Talent Cup selection process in Sepang on the 30th and 31st October is included below.