The long wait is over for Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and the VR46 Riders Academy. After a year of waiting, the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp is ready to open its doors to the ninth-edition participants, who will be training at Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Motor Ranch from 18 - 22 August 2021.
The five selected up-and-coming talents are all currently riders for Yamaha Motor Europe’s 2021 WorldSSP300 teams or competing in Yamaha Motor Europe’s 2021 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup. They are skilled and hungry for good results – the perfect traits for aspiring Master Camp graduates.
The new Master Camp students include Yamaha MS Racing WorldSSP300 Supported Team's Unai Orradre (aged 17, from Spain) and Biblion Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSSP300 Supported Team's Bahattin Sofuoglu (aged 17, from Turkey), participating in the WorldSSP300 championship, together with Humberto “Turquinho” Maier (aged 15, from Brazil), Fenton Harrison Seabright (aged 19, from the UK), and Iker Garcia Abella (aged 17, from Spain) who are Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup riders.
Much like the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup, a competition that takes place over six rounds, the Master Camp programme is especially designed to nurture talent. The Master Camp is designed by racing and fitness professionals and aims to give young Yamaha stars a boost by enchancing their riding skills and professionalism, thus enabling them to make a further step in their racing career.
To improve the bLU cRU riders’ skills, they will have a chance to learn from three-time English Flat Track Champion and two-time American and European Flat Track Champion Marco Belli at the VR46 Motor Ranch (on YZ250Fs), and they will also receive soft cross training (on YZ125s). Furthermore, the youngsters will be riding at the Circuit di Pomposa (on YZF-R3s, made possible by Yamalube, Akrapovič, and Pirelli), at the mini Supermoto Jeepers Park (on MiniGP YZ85 bikes), work out at the Fisio Gym with fitness trainer Carlo Casabianca, and practise throttle control with Yamaha EX Deluxe and Yamaha GP1800 WaveRunners at the beach (made possible by Yamaha Marine Europe and Yamaha Marine Italy). The up and coming riders will be joined by their VR46 Academy seniors every session for some personal coaching. Moreover, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Lorenzo Daretti (aka Trastevere73) will be a guest lecturer this series for MotoGP eSports classes (made possible by MSI Gaming Italy), to teach the riders tricks many professional racers use to refamiliarize themselves with the MotoGP circuits on the calendar.
Moreover, the ninth-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 and updates from the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp will be posted regularly on its dedicated media channels throughout the ninth edition:
Yamaha VR46 Master Camp website
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP website