On the third day of the 11th Yamaha VR46 Master Camp, the five recruits got a VIP tour of the FIM Superbike World Championship paddock at Misano, meeting all of Yamaha Racing’s top WorldSBK stars.
Tavullia (Italy), 10th June 2022
Monsoon-like rain plagued the third day of the 11th Yamaha VR46 Master Camp. However, Passkon Sanluang (aged 19) and Worapot Thongdonmaun (aged 16) from Thailand, Aldi Satya Mahendra (aged 15) from Indonesia, MD Aliff Danial Bin Muhammad Asri (aged 18) from Malaysia, and Maiki Abe (aged 18) didn’t mind one bit as they received VIP treatment in the FIM Superbike World Championship paddock, which included a VIP tour by Yamaha Racing, a visit to the garages of the Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK Team and GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team, a meet & greet with Toprak Razgatlıoğlu and Andrea Locatelli, a look at the R3 bLU cRU Cup set-up, lunch at the Yamaha hospitality, and an eSport pre-event with Kohta Nozane.

Due to the horrific weather conditions and standing water, the students were later unable to ride at the Pomposa Circuit on YZF-R3 bikes like originally planned. However, not letting any precious Master Camp training time go to waste, they opted to go to the Fisio Gym and focus on stretching to help their bodies recover from the intense Day-2 Flat Track and Soft Cross sessions. They ended the day with a friendly match of basketball and balance training, and briefly hanging out with VR46 Riders Academy's Niccolò Antonelli and Marco Bezzecchi.

To relive the activities of the Day 3 click HERE.

A new Day-2 eSport video can be found HERE
Passkon Sanluang

Passkon Sanluang

I’m so excited that we got to visit the Misano World Circuit. I saw the Yamaha hospitality and areas in the paddock and met Toprak and also Nozane! I was amazed at the hospitality. The Yamaha staff were all so kind, and I felt thankful for the warm welcome they gave us. The highlight was that I took a picture with the WorldSBK World Champion.

The gym session after that was good too. I feel more flexible thanks to that second session.
Worapot Thongdonmaun

Worapot Thongdonmaun

I was greatly looking forward to visiting the legendary Misano World Circuit. I was so surprised to see Toprak in the paddock in real life. I had never expected to meet Toprak and Nozane, but we met both! Other than that, I noticed how staff collaborated in the WorldSBK paddock, I saw the great teamwork. I felt so good and welcome there, also in the hospitality.

I’m starting to realise that it really is better to go to the gym on a more regular basis. It helps me improve my muscle flexibility.
Aldi Satya Mahendra

Aldi Satya Mahendra

It was my first visit to the Misano World Circuit, and I’m very happy that I got the opportunity. At the circuit I met Superbike riders Toprak Razgatlıoğlu and Andrea Locatelli. In the paddock I admired some amazing motorbikes that made me dream of becoming a part of that paddock someday. It is fantastic to meet so many top riders. The food was delicious too!

On Day 2, I pulled a muscle while riding on the flat track, but the second gym session helped me relieve the pain.
MD Aliff Danial Bin Muhammad Asri

MD Aliff Danial Bin Muhammad Asri

My first visit to the Misano World Circuit was very emotional. It’s so special to be in the very place where the Italian World Champions started and grew. There I met top riders Toprak Razgatlıoğlu and Andrea Locatelli. The track is beautiful, and the paddock gave me an incredible sensation. It was fascinating! It was wonderful, and it was very different from any experience I’ve had before.

The second gym session wasn’t only great but also much needed to recharge my energy, because I had used all I had during the riding sessions on Day 2.
Maiki Abe

Maiki Abe

The most impressive thing at the Misano World Circuit was the size of paddock. There were so many people, and I found that the World Championship level paddock was different from the environment I’m used to. In the box, it was amazing. There were four well-polished shiny motorcycles for two riders. The hospitality was wonderful because it was spacious and well-equipped.

At the gym, stretching was very good because I was able to do exercises I don’t usually do. After that, I enjoyed the balance board and basketball. I like to skateboard, snowboard, and play basketball in my spare time, so I did well on both.