A young Donegal motorbike rider has been selected from more than 3,000 riders to ride for the International Red Bull Rookies GP Select.
Caolan Irwin, from Kilmacrennan, was chosen yesterday from a selection process which took place in Spain.
Over 3000 teen riders from around the globe applied for the prestigious event and 109 carefully selected.
Hopefuls were invited to attend the selections which have been taking place this week.
Tensions were high as 16 year old Caolan took his opportunity to shine on the world stage of motorcycle sport and he did not disappoint !
The last Irish rider standing, Caolan has been selected as one of the worlds fastest teen riders and will be joining the last thirty from around the world including USA, Japan and Australia.
Caolan will now be judged by an experienced panel of judges.
The panel includes former Grand Prix racer and Engineer Harold Bartol, Austrian motorcycle legend August Auinger, former Red Bull Yamaha team owner Peter Clifford and high performance riding school instructor Dani Ribalta.
Since its inception in 2007 the Red Bull Rookies Cup has grown into one of the most thrilling two-wheel spectacles in the world. The Rookies Cup has released new stars into the world of Grand Prix racing and produced GP winners.