The event presented a level playing field as all riders compete on identical, randomly selected R7 machines as well as the same tyres. The competitors received expert advice from Andrea Locatelli, Dominique Aegerter and Remy Gardner and also had help and support from Yamaha bLU cRU Rider Coach Lorenzo Alfonsi and a team of professional mechanics.
Germany’s Valentin Folger emerged victorious after the two races at Motorland, which were held alongside the FIM Superbike World Championship round at the end of September, but a fierce fight was put up by Spain’s Eric Molina and Italy’s Davide Conte as they worked hard to prove their potential and skill and win a brand-new Yamaha YZF-R7.
The competitive spirit was matched by a friendly and open atmosphere throughout the weekend, with the riders thrilled to meet their Superbike heroes and to share the prestigious paddock with them. Many riders from the different nations represented spent time together in the R7 village and made lasting connections and friendships.