R3 bLU cRU European Championship
Emiliano Ercolani Crowned 2023 R3 bLU cRU Champion in Dramatic Finale
The Italian Classic of Imola Calls the R3 bLU cRU Riders
13 July 2023
The Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship riders will be treated to a trip to one of motor racing’s most classic circuits at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari of Imola.
Whirlwind Wildcard Weekend for Katie Hand
12 July 2023
British rider Katie Hand joined the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship – arguably the most competitive class in WorldSBK - for a wildcard appearance at her home race of Donington Park, and although she was in at the deep end, she came out of the experience smiling.
Vich Victorious in Race 1, Mahendra Battles Adversity for Race 2 Win
01 July 2023
The fourth round of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship saw Spain’s Marc Vich take an impressive victory in an exciting Race 1, while Indonesia’s Aldi Mahendra battled back after disappointment and penalties for a strong Race 2 win.
Fontainha Fastest on Friday to Take his Second R3 Pole Position of the Season
30 June 2023
Despite tough conditions, Brazil’s Kevin Fontainha charged through to take his second pole of the season at Round 4 of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship at the classic Donington Park circuit in Great Britain.
R3 Contenders Head to Donington Park as Competition Heats Up
29 June 2023
The keen young riders that make up the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship will join the FIM Superbike World Championship for their fourth round of the year at Donington Park, and the action is sure to be as enthralling as ever as the competition heats up.
Meet the Riders: Jerónimo González - The Cheerful Colombian
14 June 2023
Jerónimo González is the only Colombian rider in the 2023 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship line-up, but his infectious smile and cheerful disposition along with his passion for learning languages and aviation certainly make him stand out from the crowd. Let's chat to him in the first of our 'Meet the Riders' interview series...
Feature: Dorian Joulin – The Comeback Kid
03 June 2023
France’s Dorian Joulin had a shocking start to the 2023 season after severe appendicitis struck him at the opening R3 bLU cRU European Championship test of the year, but the 15-year-old showed superhuman strength to comeback to a podium just weeks after surgery. This is his story.
Ercolani and Mahendra Make it Happen in Misano with a Victory Each
03 June 2023
Italy’s Emiliano Ercolani took a spectacular victory in Race 1 on home turf at Misano World Circuit ‘Marco Simoncelli’, while Aldi Satya Mahendra took a first ever win for Indonesia in the R3 bLU cRU European Championship in a thrilling Race 2.
Kevin Fontainha Flies on Friday in Misano for First bLU cRU Pole Position
02 June 2023
Brazil’s Kevin Fontainha pipped his Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship rivals to Pole Position on Friday at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, where the action and the weather were both boiling hot ahead of Saturday’s races.
In&motion and Yamaha Unite for Increased Safety of bLU cRU European Championship
24 May 2023
Airbag protection specialists In&motion are proud to announce their partnership with the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship. In&motion have become an official safety partner of the series, which nurtures young talents in motorcycle racing.
The 12th Edition of the Master Camp to Get Underway for Six Keen R3 Riders
16 May 2023
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and the VR46 Riders Academy are once again putting on the world-renowned Master Camp for up-and-coming riders, held at Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Motor Ranch in Italy, among other nearby locations, and this year six R3 bLU cRU European Championship riders have been chosen to attend the event from 19th to 25th of May.
Ercolani and Manso Come Out on Top in Catalunya’s Frantic R3 Races
06 May 2023
Italy’s Emiliano Ercolani increased his title lead with another masterful victory in Race 1 at the Circuit of Barcelona-Catalunya, and Brazil’s Gustavo Manso finally took to the top step in Race 2.
Aldi Satya Mahendra Makes It Two from Two with Pole in Barcelona
05 May 2023
Indonesia’s Aldi Satya Mahendra had another great start to his race weekend in the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship by snatching a second pole of the season at the Circuit of Barcelona-Catalunya.
Plenty of Drama as R3 bLU cRU European Championship Enjoys First Races
26 April 2023
The TT Circuit Assen played host to the first round of the 2023 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship, and two exciting and dramatic races were put on by the 19 young riders contesting the event. Italy’s Emiliano Ercolani was the winner of Race 1, and Race 2’s victor was Brazil’s Gustavo Manso.
Indonesia’s Aldi Satya Mahendra Grabs First Pole of the R3 bLU cRU Season
21 April 2023
Indonesia’s young star and series rookie, Aldi Satya Mahendra, got his Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship season off to a flying start when he took pole position at the TT Circuit Assen ahead of the first race of the year.
A New Season of the R3 bLU cRU European Championship Begins with Misano Test Outing
10 April 2023
Preparations began for the 2023 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship season on April 9th and 10th with a two-day test at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. The test marked the riders’ induction to the series, and also allowed them to ride their R3 bikes for the first time around the legendary track.
Full Calendar Announced for Yamaha bLU cRU European Championship
01 March 2023
Following the announcement this week confirming that the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola will host the seventh round of the 2023 FIM Superbike World Championship, Yamaha Motor Europe can now reveal the six races at which the stars of the future will contest the 2023 Yamaha bLU cRU European Championship.
Register Now for the 2023 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship
01 February 2023
The 2023 FIM Superbike World Championship is rapidly approaching, so take this opportunity to sign up for the third season of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship and secure your spot on the grid.
Yamaha’s bLU cRU Program Wins 2022 FIM Award for the Future
06 December 2022
Yamaha Motor Europe’s bLU cRU program was recognised for its contribution to encouraging youngsters into the world of motorcycling during the recent Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Awards Ceremony in Rimini, Italy, where the program won the prestigious Award for the Future.
Registration Open for 2023 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship
18 November 2022
Now entering its third season, following another successful campaign in 2022, young riders can today sign up for the 2023 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship, which will once again support selected rounds of the FIM Superbike World Championship.
R3 SuperFinale Duo Earn Supported Spot on 2023 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup Grid
19 October 2022
Yamaha Motor Europe is delighted to announce that two riders from the 2022 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European SuperFinale, winner Emiliano Ercolani and runner-up Evann Plaindoux, have earned a fully supported spot on the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup grid for 2023.
Ercolani Celebrates Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European SuperFinale Victory in Portimao
08 October 2022
After firing to victory in Race 2, Italian youngster Emiliano Ercolani claimed the inaugural Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European SuperFinale title at the Algarve International Circuit in Portugal, earning him a spot on the 2023 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup grid with full support from Yamaha.
Calatayud Secures Inaugural R3 SuperFinale Pole at Portimão
07 October 2022
18-year-old Spaniard Unai Calatayud starred on Friday to claim pole position in the first edition of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European SuperFinale held at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, with the front row separated by just 0.248s.
25 Riders, One Winner: The Inaugural Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European SuperFinale is Set for Portugal
05 October 2022
Joining the FIM Superbike World Championship paddock this weekend is the first edition of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European SuperFinale, which is set to offer 25 young riders the unique opportunity to earn a spot on next year’s Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup grid.
Watch Highlights: Enzo Valentim Claims 2022 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup Title in France
14 September 2022
In a dramatic final round of the 2022 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup, Enzo Valentim was crowned European Champion in the opening race of the weekend at Magny-Cours. Fellow Brazilian Kevin Fontainha edged out Devis Bergamini in the battle for second in the standings, while Gustavo Manso closed the season with a double victory.
Advantage Valentim: Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup Leader Takes Pole at Magny-Cours
09 September 2022
Standings leader Enzo Valentim got off to the best start possible for the final round of the 2022 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup, as the Brazilian claimed pole position in drying conditions at Magny-Cours, while title rival Devis Bergamini is set to line up 12th.