VR46 Academy riders Andrea Migno, Marco Bezzecchi, Franco Morbidelli and Niccolò Antonelli continued to carry out their instructor roles at the sixth Yamaha VR46 Master Camp yesterday, guiding the young riders at the Fisio Gym. Nicolò Bulega took over in the afternoon when the students hit the Misano KCE World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
Tavullia (Italy), 14th September 2018
The second day of the sixth Yamaha VR46 Master Camp had yet more action in store for Malaysia‘s Muhammad Aiman Bin Tahiruddin (16) and Nazirul Izzat Bin Muhammad Bahauddin (18), Indonesia‘s Muhammad Faerozi Toreqottullah (15), and Japan‘s Shota Yokoyama (16). In the morning they were taught how to stretch, do Pilates, and train on a race simulator by VR46 Academy riders Andrea Migno, Marco Bezzecchi, Franco Morbidelli and Niccolò Antonelli. In the afternoon Nicolò Bulega taught the Master Camp riders how to pick the perfect lines at the Misano KCE World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
The Master Camp
students had been looking forward to today’s programme, but the full-on Day 1
had taken its toll. Aiman wasn't
feeling well and was unable to participate in the Day 2 training sessions, but he
did join his fellow students for moral support.
The first stop was the Fisio Gym. After a quick warm-up to loosen the muscles, the group split into two: one half went on to participate in a Pilates class, while the other half were shown how to use a race simulator. After the demo the Master Camp riders got to prepare for the afternoon riding session by putting in hot laps around the Misano World Circuit on the simulator. Halfway through the Gym period the groups swapped places.
The riders then had to rush off to their next appointment: the VR46 Store in Tavullia. The youngsters had time for a quick browse through the latest VR46 gear (including the official Yamaha VR46 Master Camp clothing line, which you can buy HERE).
Following their shopping spree, the protégées hopped into their van and hurried to the Misano World Circuit, where they found their YZF-R3s, fitted with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres, all nicely lined-up in the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp pit box. The riders were soon asked to join a briefing on riding safety with instructor Bulega, before they could change into their leathers and rev up their bikes’ engines.
The YZF-R3 was new for the students, so they needed a few laps to find the right lines and brake points on the track. However, they quickly got the hang of it and started to have fun on their bikes until the Superpole session, which was serious business. Ultimately, it was Faeroz who clocked the fasted time, whilst Shota came second. Izzat came third after a crash prohibited him from completing his flying lap.