In 2023, Yamaha achieved tremendous success in the European Motocross Championship, securing both the EMX250 and EMX125 titles thanks to the exceptional skills of riders Andrea Bonacorsi and Janis Reisulis, respectively. The brand also ended the season at the top of the Manufacturer's Championship standings in both classes, showcasing the competitiveness of its GYTR kitted YZ250F and YZ125 motocross bikes.
In 2024, Yamaha Motor Europe will again support two strong European Championship teams, each featuring three talented young riders.
In the EMX250 ranks, Yamaha has retained Karlis Reisulis and Ivano Van Erp in their Official EMX250 team, now titled VRT Yamaha Official EMX250, and is poised to welcome the reigning EMX125champion, J.Reisulis, as the 15-year-old talent takes another step up the Yamaha Racing pyramid.
Additionally, Yamaha and the MJC Yamaha Official EMX125 team are pleased to introduce a refreshed line-up for the EMX125 Championship. The team is excited to welcome the current FIM Junior Motocross 85cc World Champion Dani Heitink, as well as the Junior 85cc World Championship runner-up Jarne Bervoets. Adding further momentum to its EMX125 racing efforts, the team will be completed by promising French talent Mano Faure.
Both the VRT Yamaha Official EMX250, led by Mikaël Vrigon and managed by Pierre Alexandre Renet, and the MJC Yamaha Official EMX125 team, owned by Loic Le Foll and managed by Nicolas Nogé, are diligently working to provide the best support, equipment, and guidance for their young riders to reach their potential in 2024.