• Asia Talent Cup 2017 Review

    Deniz Oncu Prevails on Close Competition to Win ATC Title
    Noguchi 2nd, Highest Ranked Japanese Rider

     

    Deniz Oncu won the six round, 11 race 2017 IDEMITSU Asia Talent Cup with five podiums including a double win at the season-opener. Four Japanese riders were on the podium, including Noguchi, who finished the season one point behind Oncu. Japanese riders also performed well, dominating all four races in the Japan round.



Races


Round 01: Thailand

March 12

Deniz Oncu Takes Double in Thailand

In Race 1 of the season-opener, Deniz Oncu fends off two other riders by taking the one opening available to him, and goes on to win. He keeps his momentum up in Race 2, taking the double by a wide margin.

Round 01: Thailand

Race 1

1 Can Alexsander Öncü Turkey
2 Azroy Anuar Malaysia
3 Gerry Salim Indonesia

Race 2

1 Can Alexsander Öncü Turkey
2 Deniz Oncu Turkey
3 Ryusei Yamanaka Japan

Round 02: Qatar

Round 02: Qatar

March 26

Race 1 Cancelled Due To Bad Weather in Qatar
Kunii First Victory of the Season in Race 2

Race 1 in Qatar is cancelled due to rain which started the previous night. In Race 2, Kunii takes his first season victory, with Yamanaka 2nd, and Noguchi 3rd, for a podium dominated by Japanese riders.

Race 1

Race Cancel

Race 2

1 Yuki Kunii Japan
2 Ryusei Yamanaka Japan
3 Haruki Noguchi Japan

Round 03: Japan

June 4

Japanese Riders Dominate Suzuka
Noguchi Wins Race 1, Kunii Race 2

Noguchi wins Race 1, and Kunii Race 2, at the legendary Suzuka Circuit for the Japan round. In Race 2, Japanese riders dominate the podium for the second time this season.

Race 1

1 Haruki Noguchi Japan
2 Azroy Anuar Malaysia
3 Yuki Kunii Japan

Race 2

1 Yuki Kunii Japan
2 Haruki Noguchi Japan
3 Genki Nakajima Japan
Round 03: Japan

Round 04: Malaysia

Round 04: Malaysia

July 30

Can Oncu Dominates Both Races in Sepang

Can Oncu, starting from pole position in Race 1, pulled ahead from the early stages for a comfortable win. He was unstoppable in Race 2, taking the double. Local hero Anuar was 2nd, for a podium finish in Race 1.

Race 1

1 Can Alexsander Öncü Turkey
2 Deniz Oncu Turkey
3 Ryusei Yamanaka Japan

Race 2

1 Can Alexsander Öncü Turkey
2 Deniz Oncu Turkey
3 Ryusei Yamanaka Japan

Round 05: Japan

October 15

Japanese Riders Win Both Motegi Races

Difficult conditions ensued at Twin Ring Motegi on a dry track with several wet patches. Yamanaka conquered Race 1 for his first win of the season, while Kunii raced to his third win of the season.

Round 05: Japan

Race 1

1 Ryusei Yamanaka Japan
2 Azroy Anuar Malaysia
3 Deniz Oncu Turkey

Race 2

1 Yuki Kunii Japan
2 Genki Nakajima Japan
3 Deniz Oncu Turkey

Round 06: Malaysia

Round 06: Malaysia

October 29

Deniz Oncu Clinches Championship in Season Finale

In the Malaysian season finale, Deniz Oncu finished 7th / 4th, accumulating enough points to win the championship. Twin brother Can Oncu wins the round, with his second double win of the season.

Race 1

1 Can Alexsander Öncü Turkey
2 Gerry Salim Indonesia
3 Yuki Kunii Japan

Race 2

1 Can Alexsander Öncü Turkey
3 Haruki Noguchi Japan
2 Yuki Kunii Japan

Ranking


Rider

Pos. No. Name (Country) Points 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 7 Deniz Oncu (Turkey) 156 25 25 0 11 0 11 10 20 16 16 9 13
2 9 Haruki Noguchi (Japan) 155 10 16 0 16 25 20 13 11 0 13 11 20
3 3 Can Oncu (Turkey) 147 9 13 0 13 11 1 25 25 0 0 25 25
4 12 Ryusei Yamanaka (Japan) 143 16 20 0 20 13 2 11 16 25 0 10 10
5 5 Yuki Kunii (Japan) 142 8 11 0 25 16 25 0 0 0 25 16 16
6 20 Azroy Anuar (Malaysia) 133 20 0 0 10 20 10 20 13 20 0 13 7
7 4 Gerry Salim (Indonesia) 94 11 10 0 8 0 0 16 10 0 11 20 8
8 4 Genki Nakajima (Japan) 81 0 0 0 0 9 16 8 0 11 20 8 9
9 8 Koji Hirama (Japan) 65 0 9 0 6 10 13 9 0 0 0 7 11
10 13 Lucky Hendriansya (Indonesia) 55 5 7 0 9 2 6 6 9 0 10 0 1
11 15 Kritchaporn Kaewsonthi (Thailand) 54 13 6 0 0 8 0 0 7 0 8 6 6
12 2 Takuto Suzuki (Japan) 52 6 3 0 0 3 5 7 5 9 6 3 5
13 18 Koki Suzuki (Japan) 51 0 4 0 5 5 9 4 6 0 9 5 4
14 24 Erfin Firmansyah (Indonesia) 44 2 5 0 4 6 7 5 8 0 7 0 0
15 10 Kai Saito (Japan) 39 0 0 0 1 7 8 3 0 10 3 4 3
16 6 Irfan Ardiansyah (Indonesia) 35 7 8 0 7 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0
17 19 Syairul Suhaimi (Malaysia) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 5 1 0
18 11 Haziq Hamdan (Malaysia) 15 1 0 0 0 1 3 2 4 0 4 0 0
19 17 Maxi Hattori (Japan) 12 4 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 16 Reid Battye (Australia) 8 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
21 23 Koko Tadachi (Philippines) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2
22 25 Passawit Thitivarak (Thailand) 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 22 Riefsa Hakim (Indonesia) 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 14 Bima Arfin (Indonesia) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0