Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and VR46 are delighted to announce that 2023 Moto3 World Championship title contender Ayumu Sasaki will be joining the Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp rider line-up in 2024.
Sasaki is well-known as one of the big names in the Moto3 World Championship. Including the 2023 season, he has seven years of experience as a regular rider in this class. In 2022 he scored his best result finishing fourth with 238 points. He stood on the podium nine times, including two wins in The Netherlands and Austria. The Japanese talent hopes to secure the trophy in 2023. This season he has scored seven podiums so far, including four second places and three third places and is holding third place in the standings, just one point from first.
The undeniable talent of the 22-year-old and his readiness to promote to the intermediate class made him a perfect candidate for joining the Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp squad. The team debuted in the Moto2 World Championship in 2022 as part of Yamaha’s bLU cRU rider development programme. The project serves as a platform for young Yamaha talent to develop their skills at world championship level and accelerate the achievement of their goal of riding in MotoGP, the pinnacle of motorcycle racing.