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What is the YXZ1000R Cup?

What is YXZ1000R Cup?

Last year racing was just one victim of the Coronavirus, with many races and events in 2020 cancelled because of the pandemic, including the many Yamaha YXZ1000R Cup and Challenge events, together with the traditional season ending YXZ1000R European Cup SuperFinale at the Baja Portalegre 500.

This year has seen a welcome return to racing, although still with some restrictions, and our YXZ1000R European Cup and Challenge competitors have been battling it out across Europe to secure a place at the 2021 Yamaha YXZ1000R European Cup SuperFinale.

What is the YXZ1000R Cup

The YXZ1000R Cup is a mono-brand racing community inside multiple championships around Europe.

The Cup takes place in nine countries: Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Italy, Great Britain, Sweden, Finland and Israel, with each National Cup featuring a minimum of three races.

Competitors can enter the Stock category for unmodified vehicles. Both pilot and co-pilot must be over 18 years of age with a national federation license to enter.

The top-scoring racers in the Stock category from each National Cup qualify and are entitled to a free entry for a unique SuperFinale event held during the Baja Portalegre 500 in Portugal, running from 28-30 October 2021.

The winners of the stock category at the SuperFinale will receive free entry to a major rally in 2022, plus official Yamaha parts and accessories for the YXZ1000R to the value of €3000.

The 2021 Cup will also field Wildcard entries in the SuperFinale. The top finishing YXZ1000R in the Stock category, in both Rally Andalucia and Baja Aragon will automatically qualify for the SuperFinale, joining the qualifiers from the National Cups.

A new program running parallel to the official YXZ1000R European Cup will be the YXZ1000R Challenge, an overall ranking for racers competing outside of the Cup regardless of their racing preparation type. The YXZ1000R Challenge winners at the SuperFinale will receive free entry to a national rally.

YXZ1000R Cup and Challenge crews eligible for the 2021 YXZ1000R European Cup SuperFinale at the Baja Portalegre 500 should download and return the registration form. The registration form can be found by clicking here. The completed form should be returned by email to