Providing the perfect first step on the Road to WorldSBK, the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup pits riders aged 12-20 against each other across six double-header rounds, each supporting 2021 FIM Superbike World Championship events.
For the inaugural season, 24 potential stars of the future from 13 countries have already registered, with riders from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom represented so far.
Amongst the entrants are also the winners from the various national Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge championships in 2020.
From France, 17-year-old Gregory Carbonnel joins the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup roster after a dominant display in the French Supersport 300 Championship, in which he won every race from pole position. Crescent Racing-supported British youngster Brody Crockford, son of ex-British Superbike racer John Crockford, steps up to the series after a strong Hel Performance Junior Supersport season, where he finished third.
Italian R3 bLU cRU Challenge winner Giacomo Mora, who’s previously made sporadic appearances in the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship and has impressed on the Yamaha R3 at a national level, also joins the grid. Elsewhere, Yamalube R3 bLU cRU Cup winner Humberto “Torquinho” Maier is one of Team Brasil’s four entries into the championship and will look to impress on his first foray into European road racing.
Those who register will get their first taste of the championship and their Yamaha R3 machinery in the official R3 bLU cRU European Cup promo day and test at Misano (18-19 March), where Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Official Team riders Toprak Razgatlıoğlu and Andrea Locatelli, as well as GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team’s Garrett Gerloff will be in attendance.
Riders who are interested in signing up to the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup can find out more information and register today here.
To download the full provisional entry list, click here.