The 10th Yamaha VR46 Master Camp‘s schedule had to be altered due to rainy conditions, but it didn‘t slow down Jurand Kusmierczyk (aged 17, from Poland), Devis Bergamini (aged 19, from Italy), Kevin Fontainha (aged 15, from Brazil), and new recruit and fellow Yamaha bLU cRU Cup rider Andrea Pizzoli (aged 18, also from Italy) replacing the injured Enzo Valentim Garcia (aged 17, from Brazil) who still attended all the sessions to soak up the theory. The first four attendees were eager to use their energy 100% at the Fisio Gym and at Valentino Rossi‘s Motor Ranch.
The morning gym session was joined by Andrea Migno, who the riders (except Pizzoli) already met on Day 1. He was kind enough to show them how to correctly perform Pilates exercises to improve flexibility and strength. It was a nice little warm-up for things to come.
The students showed great progress at the VR46 Motor Ranch in the afternoon despite very difficult riding conditions due to the rain. Luckily, the riders were back under the wings of ’King of the Sands‘ Belli again, who shared tips on riding with less grip. Thanks to their newly acquired in-depth knowledge, they were all able to enjoy the session.
After they were done riding, the young talents finished the day with a little study session, with Belli showing video footage and pictures of them riding on Day 1 and pointing out where and how to improve their body position, throttle control, and overall riding style.
“Due to the bad weather conditions, we changed our schedule. So we decided to also do some Flat Track today, even though the track was really wet and tricky. But we used these conditions to let the guys find more feeling with throttle control, to control spinning”, said Belli.
“They needed to learn how to act on the bike in order to get a good response from it. Instead of spinning in the mud, they needed to find some traction to get out of the corners. The work was going really well, also with new rider Andrea. This was his first attempt at Flat Track. The session wasn‘t very long because it started raining again, it lasted about 1.5 hours. But because we split up the group, we got a lot of work done. It was a good day anyway, and we got the job done.”