The Yamaha R3 bLU cRU FIM European Cup will support the WorldSBK season for eight European rounds, with riders aged 12 to 16 years old eligible for entry. Each of the 36 maximum competitors will be provided with a latest-spec Yamaha R3, which found success in the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship last year, additionally benefiting from exclusive coaching, world-class technical assistance and Pirelli tyres at each event.
Being a part of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU FIM European Cup offers young riders a clear first step on the path to the pinnacle of superbike racing. This path includes opportunities in all the WorldSBK support classes with Yamaha supported teams and culminates at the top of the racing pyramid with the Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Official Team.
Registration for the ground-breaking championship closes on 28th February 2020, and despite the heightened interest, there are still a few places left. The total cost for this is Eur (€) 36,000, which alongside the coaching, assistance, bike and tyres, also includes fuel, helmet, leather suit, gloves, boots and Paddock Blue uniform, providing one of the best low-cost options at this level.
That fee can now be shared across the season, with an initial payment of Eur (€) 6,000, followed by monthly instalments of Eur (€) 5,000 between March and August 2020. This will cover all rounds, alongside an exclusive pre-season test session at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, where entries can trial the race-ready Yamaha R3 for the first time. Yamaha Motor Europe also offer an insurance policy to cover the subscription fee.
Future stars from across the globe are already set to contest the eight-round European series, with entries from Austria, Brazil, France, Greece, Slovakia, and Turkey confirming their interest.
The Yamaha R3 bLU cRU FIM European Cup will benefit from extensive overage of each round, with a video highlights package available each weekend. Additionally, it also gives the riders unprecedented access to the Superbike World Championship paddock, giving riders the best opportunity to make a name for themselves in front of the sport’s top personnel.
The end-of-season prize money will be split across the top three, with the champion winning Eur (€) 10,000, second earning Eur (€) 7,500 and third receiving Eur (€) 5,000. They are also automatically entered into Yamaha Motor Europe’s bLU cRU Masterclass event for the chance to earn a fully supported ride in 2021. Moreover, the winner of each race will be rewarded with Eur (€) 500.