Garcia Abella enjoyed a stellar Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup campaign in 2021. The 17-year-old became the series’ first race winner at the Misano opener, going on to take victories at Assen and Barcelona clinching the title in a dramatic last race in treacherous conditions at the Spanish finale.
As the title winner, Garcia Abella earned a spot on the 2022 WorldSSP300 grid, benefitting from Yamaha Motor Europe support as the bLU cRU representative in the highly competitive championship, continuing his journey towards the pinnacle of motorcycle road racing.
Also stepping up to the championship this year is Fenton Seabright, who finished third in the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup last season. The British rider was a four-time winner in the class and will race for the Vinales Racing Team, as he makes his debut on the world championship stage.
Huberto Maier will also step up to WorldSSP300, riding for the AD78 Team Brasil by MS Racing outfit. The Brazilian was a race-winner in the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup last season and ended the championship seventh in the final standings.
Greek youngster Ioannis Peristeras is confirmed at ProGP Racing for the 2022 WorldSSP300 season, and arrives off the back of a strong Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup campaign. The 16-year-old was especially impressive in the rain, finishing second in wet conditions at the Barcelona finale on his way to eighth in the championship.
Alongside these, Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup Misano wildcard entry Matteo Vannucci has also been confirmed at AG Motorsport Italia Yamaha. The Italian was the championship's first pole-sitter and went on to score a second-place finish in Race 2.
Youngsters who want to follow in the footsteps of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup graduates into world championship racing, can register their interest for the 2022 edition here.