The Yamaha VR46 Master Camp is back for the tenth edition of its training programme staged at Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Motor Ranch and other VR46 Rider Academy training locations from 4 - 8 May 2022.
The five selected talented riders are all currently competing in Yamaha Motor Europe’s 2022 Yamaha R3bLU cRU European Cup.
The new Master Camp students include Jurand Kusmierczyk (aged 17, from Poland), Devis Bergamini (aged 19, from Italy), Yeray Ruiz (aged 18, from Spain), Enzo Valentim Garcia (aged 17, from Brazil), and Kevin Fontainha (aged 15, also from Brazil), all Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup riders.
Much like the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup, a competition that takes place over six rounds (two races per round), the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp training programme is especially intended to nurture talent. The Master Camp is designed by racing and fitness professionals with the aim to give young Yamaha stars a boost by enhancing their riding skills and professionalism.
The Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team competing in the Moto2 World Championship is a natural progression of this training programme, functioning as a platform for further skills improvement and career progression. Current riders are Keminth Kubo, a former Master Camp attendee, and Manuel Gonzalez, a Yamaha bLU cRU rider.
To improve the bLU cRU riders' skills, they will have a chance to ride at the VR46 Motor Ranch’s Flat Track on YZ250Fs and on its MX track to receive soft cross training on YZ125s. Furthermore, the youngsters will be riding at the Circuito di Pomposa on YZF-R3s (made possible by Yamalube, Akrapovič, and Pirelli), and at the Mini Supermoto Jeepers Park on MiniGP YZ85 bikes. The up-and-coming riders will be joined by their VR46 Academy seniors at every session for some personal coaching.
Besides riding, the protégées will also work out at the Fisio gym and receive MotoGP eSport lessons from Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Lorenzo Daretti aka Trastevere73 (made possible by MSI Gaming Italy).
Moreover, the tenth-edition riders will be provided with new Yamaha VR46 Master Camp outfits for on and off-track wear (made possible by Oakley, Alpinestars, and VR46).
News, images, videos (such as the teaser video) and updates from the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp will be posted regularly on its dedicated media channels throughout the tenth edition:
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP website