The French rider from Nice impressed with his consistency, finishing inside the top 10 in eight of the nine rounds, regularly fighting for victories and stepping onto the podium at both Misano and Donington Park. Despite being just 17 years old, Verdoïa not only rides with maturity, but has shown through his bLU cRU training that he’s always keen to learn and improve.
Alongside his racing activities last year, Verdoïa was invited to the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp event, receiving training and advice from some of Yamaha’s top professional racers, including Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi.
Speaking on his 2019 season, Verdoïa explained his approach: “I believe I was consistent last year because I was not only training on the bike but also in the gym, cycling and other activities. On top of that, I was working closely with the bLU cRU coaching team to learn more and getting opportunities like the VR46 Master Camp and Yamaha bLU cRU Masterclass is super important.
“Being with Yamaha professionals at the Yamaha bLU cRU Masterclass and then the VR46 Master Camp event in Tavullia last year really helped me a lot, especially the Master Camp because it took place early in the championship. You understand what it takes to be a professional rider at world championship level, not just on the track but in all aspects. After that, I felt my riding improve as well as my consistency on the bike.”