The Yamaha VR46 Master Camp is revamped and ready to open its doors to the seventh edition participants, who will set foot on Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Motor Ranch from May 22nd – 26th.
The five selected up-and-coming riders are all friends and rivals as they are currently competing in the WorldSSP300 championship as part of Yamaha Motor Europe’s Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge. They are skilled and hungry for good results – the perfect resume for aspiring Master Camp graduates.
The new riders include The Netherlands’ Finn de Bruin (18), Italy’s Kevin Sabatucci (20), Jacopo Facco (19), France’s Andy Verdoïa (16), and Spain’s Beatriz Neila (17), the Master Camp’s first female participant.
Much like Yamaha Motor Europe’s Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge, a competition that takes place inside the 2019 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship (WorldSSP300) over all nine rounds, the Master Camp programme is especially designed to nurture talent. The Master Camp is approved by racing and fitness professionals and aims to give young Yamaha stars a further boost by enhancing their riding skills and professionalism, thus enabling them to make a further step in their racing career.
To improve the bLU cRU participants riding skills, they will have a chance to learn from three-time English Flat Track Champion and two-time American and European Flat Track Champion Marco Belli and fitness trainer Carlo Casabianca, and they will be riding at the Autodromo di Modena, at the Galliano Park, and train at the Fisio gym and on the beach, all the while joined by the VR46 Academy riders, who will be coaching them every step of the way. Moreover, the seventh edition of the Master Camp will include some new and exciting wave runner activity, made possible by Yamaha Motor Italy’s Marine Division.
To celebrate the new era of the programme there's also a new Yamaha VR46 Master Camp logo. The rebranding comes with new Yamaha VR46 Master Camp outfits for the riders (made possible by Oakley, Saucony, Descente, Alpinestars, and VR46) and new merchandise for the fans (which you can buy HERE).
The training is entirely designed to boost the Master Camp protegees' riding skills, bike control, balance, fitness regime and choice of race line (on-road aboard Pirelli-fitted YZF-R3s, MiniGP on YZ85 bikes, off-road on YZ250Fs and Yamaha YZ125 bikes, and on water with Yamaha EX Deluxe and Yamaha GP1800 wave runners), as well as technical know-how and motivation to give them the edge at the remaining seven rounds of the WorldSSP300 season.
News, images, videos and updates from the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp will be posted regularly on its dedicated media channels throughout the seventh edition:
Yamaha VR46 Master Camp website
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP website