Yamaha VR46 Master Camp’s Apiwat Wongthananon will start his international racing career as a part of the VR46 Master Camp Team in the Moto3 Junior World Championship class of the 2017 FIM CEV International Championship.
Sepang (Malaysia), 31st January 2017
Yamaha and the VR46 Riders Academy are proud to announce
that Yamaha VR46 Master Camp’s Apiwat Wongthananon will make his European racing debut in the 2017 FIM
CEV International Championship. The
rider is to be a regular entry in the Moto3 Junior World Championship class as a part of the
new-born VR46 Master Camp Team and is
eager to become a protagonist right from the start of the season as he gains
experience to further his career.
The Yamaha VR46 Master Camp programme was launched last year as a joint effort from Yamaha and the VR46 Riders Academy, dedicated to helping the most talented young Yamaha riders develop their racing careers. The Master Camp included training activities alongside the VR46 Academy riders and Valentino Rossi at his Motor Ranch and fitness instruction in the gym, as well as classes on the technical aspects that come with racing bikes, making for a well-rounded education.
With the agreement of Valentino Rossi, Wongthananon was selected by Yamaha and the VR46 Riders Academy at the end of the second edition of the programme in September last year as the first Master Camp student to take his career one step further.
With help from Yamaha and the VR46 Riders Academy, Wongthananon is given the opportunity to train alongside the VR46 Academy riders and Rossi and to take on the strongest young riders as he goes head-to-head in the World Junior Moto3 class against VR46 Riders Academy’s Dennis Foggia and Celestino Vietti Ramus.
Wongthananon's entry in the CEV Championship, that runs from April 30th – Nov 19th, will allow him to familiarize himself with a motorcycle similar to those used in the MotoGP World Championship’s Moto3 class.