It’s easy to see how successful the FIM CEV Repsol and Rookies Cup Championships are as breeding grounds for the World stage. Even MotoGP™ has a high tally of riders who have experience in the FIM CEV Repsol, 15 to be exact, with three having raced in the Rookies Cup: Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar), Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech 3) and Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing). In regards to Champions of a Road to MotoGP™ title, six premier class riders have at least one. The oldest of them is Aprilia Racing Team Gresini’s Aleix Espargaro, the Spaniard winning the FIM CEV Repsol 125cc crown in 2004. Younger brother Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar), Alex Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) – a double Junior World Championship winner – are the other stars.