The WIL Sport European Junior Cup has been the introductory class to the FIM World Superbike Championship since 2011. The series has been partnered by Honda for the previous 4 seasons, initially using the CBR500R motorcycle and in the last seasons the CBR650F. With the assistance of Honda and series partners WIL Sport, Dorna, Pirelli and Motul the EJC has successfully introduced more than one hundred and forty riders to international competition, and has provided some of the closest and most spectacular racing of the WorldSBK race weekend.
With the advent of the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship in 2017, a multi brand class that will represent the burgeoning A2 class of motorcycles, the European Junior Cup ceases to have a role and will end. The EJC organisers would like to thank all who have supported this project over the years, and look forward to following the careers of the many successful racers who have made their International debuts with the European Junior Cup, powered by Honda.
Honda’s WorldSBK Operations Manager
Dorna recently announced a new 300cc entry class which will provide a platform to turn young riders into professional racers utilising production motorcycles. The new class shares its mission and philosophy with the Honda European Junior Cup which will cease operations this year. We believe that Honda’s effort in supporting the next generation of racers was a worthy cause and are confident the new 300cc class announced by Dorna will be a worthy successor. We would like to thank Racedays and partners for promoting and organising the EJC in accordance with the Honda philosophy. During these years we have been delighted to have had so many young riders from all over the world join the series and use it to develop the skills that are necessary in becoming a professional rider. It has been an incredible experience and we are proud to have helped many young riders on their racing journey.
– Honda Motor Europe