Hugo de Cancellis
The 16-year-old French rider Hugo de Cancellis was the winner of the 2017 French Yamaha R3 Challenge. Growing up in Avignon, Hugo started BMX racing at the age of seven. When he was 12 he swapped pedals for power as he began racing motorbikes in the PW50 Cup, finishing third in just his second season in the class. It has always been his dream to be a professional rider and he is relishing the chance of performing in the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge as part of the 2018 WorldSSP300 Championship.