Faerozi Toreqottullah, a graduate of the sixth Yamaha VR46 Mastercamp in 2018, will make his World Championship debut in Qatar alongside his fellow countryman, and experienced WorldSSP300 competitor, Galang Hendra Pratama, in the Semakin Di Depan Biblion MotoXRacing Yamaha team. It will be a baptism of fire for the Indonesian, who steps up to the world stage having contested the ARRC AP250 class aboard a Yamaha Racing Indonesia Team YZF-R25 for the past two seasons.
Daniels, the first American to join Yamaha's bLU cRU project, has a background in both road racing and flat track. The Illinois resident finished third in the MotoAmerica Junior Cup this season, despite missing six of the 17 races due to clashes with his 2019 Flat Track campaign, in which he competed for the Estenson Yamaha team in the AFT Singles category aboard a Yamaha YZF450F. Daniels will race in Qatar with the BCD Yamaha MS Racing Team, alongside Yamaha bLU cRU regulars, Andy Verdoïa and Beatriz Neila.
The WorldSSP300 race in Qatar, the final round of the 2019 season, marks a new era for the championship, as it's the first time the series has ventured outside of Europe since its inception back in 2017. Racing at the Losail International Circuit will be a new experience for all the Yamaha bLU cRU riders, not just the two wild cards, as it will be their first experience of racing at night under floodlights.