Five young talented Yamaha riders have arrived in Cattolica, Italy, to take part in the ninth edition of the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp, held from 18-22 August 2021.
Tavullia (Italy), 17th August 2021
Five new protégées, all up-and-coming riders currently competing in the 2021 WorldSSP300 championship or Yamaha Motor Europe’s 2021 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup, have travelled to Cattolica to kick off the ninth edition of the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp training programme, held this week starting today and finishing on Sunday.

The Yamaha VR46 Master Camp training programme is arranged by nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, and the VR46 Riders Academy. The revamped Master Camp has been structured in such a way that it will allow the riders to gain valuable skills in various racing disciplines with the help of specialised coaches, including the VR46 Academy riders, multiple-time flat track champion Marco Belli, fitness trainer Carlo Casabianca, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s eSport player Lorenzo Daretti (aka Trastevere73), and legendary surfer Alessandro Marcianò who is acknowledged worldwide for his records.

The new Master Camp students are 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.

The racing experts will monitor the Master Camp trainees’ progress and help them further develop their riding skills to boost their performances when they continue their challenge in their respective racing series.

On Day 0 of the Master Camp, all five riders completed a physical check and Covid-19 swap test, which they all passed with flying colours, allowing them to officially take part in this illustrious training programme. Thanks to the on and off track gear provided by official Master Camp partners Oakley and Alpinestars they are ready for their new adventure.

You can find a Day 0 review video HERE.

Those eager to know more and curious about the goings on at the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp can easily stay up to date. Tips, news, images, and videos from the event will be posted regularly on its dedicated media channels throughout the sixth edition:

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Unai Orradre

Unai Orradre

I have come to the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp with a lot of fire within. In this upcoming week, I want to enjoy and learn a lot, I think it will be a very positive and very good opportunity for my future as a rider. I want to thank Yamaha and VR46 for making this possible. The event that I look forward to the most is the flat track riding. I have never practised it before, and I think it will be really beneficial to gaining speed. I think it will be something fun, and I really want to get started!
Bahattin Sofuoglu

Bahattin Sofuoglu

My expectations for the upcoming five days of Yamaha VR46 Master Camp training are in line with this event’s slogan: #theExperience. I want to take in all the upcoming new experiences and absorb as much as I can.

Firstly, I am excited for the track sessions because I mainly like riding a racing bike on asphalt. Secondly, I’m looking forward to the eSport sessions. I would like to spend some time on that, but actually when I look at the programme’s schedule, every session seems exciting to me. I’m very happy to be spending time here with Valentino Rossi and all the Yamaha guys. Thanks to everyone who has given us this opportunity.
Humberto Maier

Humberto Maier

I’m very excited to be here, it’s such a unique opportunity. I want to thank Yamaha and VR46 for making this event possible for us. I just want to enjoy every moment, learn new things, and evolve as a person and as a rider. The activities that I'm looking forward to the most are the flat track sessions because it's a lot of fun and held at a special place. I can’t wait to see the VR46 Motor Ranch!
Fenton Harrison Seabright

Fenton Harrison Seabright

I’m looking forward to starting the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp. It’s great to be able to improve my riding skills whilst enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I’m also looking forward to widening my social media. The activity I'm mostly looking forward to is flat track riding as it is a great opportunity to be able to ride at Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Motor Ranch with great riders. A big ‘Thanks!’ to everyone who made this event possible.
Iker Garcia Abella

Iker Garcia Abella

I am really excited to be here at the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp and to have the opportunity to enjoy this training programme with the other boys. I think it could be an incredible week! For me training at the VR46 Motor Ranch is a dream come true! That’s what I’m most looking forward to. So, I want to thank VR46 for making this possible and Yamaha for the support they are giving us.