Starting the morning with deep inhalations of crisp fresh air, the riders began the day with a basic warm-up routine led by Brian and Jeremy. Getting the body moving before getting on the bike is very important. An elevated heart rate creates more blood flow enabling more oxygen to reach the muscles. It also awakens and primes the nerves and muscles for exercise, improving movement efficiency.
A few light showers throughout the day kept the CDG MX Retreat moist and prime. On the second day of action, the caramel clay offered ample traction and allowed the riders to get aggressive through the turns.
As the winner of the YZ125 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup will receive the coveted prize of a place on a Yamaha Motor Europe supported team, where they will race the full EMX125 series aboard a GYTR kitted YZ125, Yamaha Motor Europe’s EMX Racing Manger Thorsten Lentink wanted to see the youngsters in a race scenario. So, he set them off on a staggered start and timed every single lap for 20 minutes plus two laps. 20 minutes plus two laps is the official EMX125 race duration.
All six of the YZ125 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup finalists showed great determination and potential as they went bar-to-bar in a fun yet intense race simulation.
As the YZ125 riders recovered from their “race,” the YZ85 and YZ65 riders listened intently to Jeremy Seewer as he explained the technique that had him starting at the front in MXGP on a regular basis.
Jeremy Seewer’s whips aboard the GYTR-kitted YZ125 were a hot topic amongst the riders, and he was happy to share his tips on how he does it. He also explained the importance of getting comfortable on a jump and building up to a whip slowly and safely. It may not happen overnight, but it will happen.
Looks like the advice helped, and some of these did get the Jeremy Seewer stamp of approval.
After two incredible days on track, the Masterclass concluded with 16 happy riders leaving the CDG MX Retreat motivated and excited for the future. Now, they must wait until Tuesday 15th of November, to know who will be announced as this year’s winners!
Yamaha would like to thank everyone who participated in the Masterclass for making it such an enjoyable and exciting event, with added thanks to the MJC Yamaha Official EMX125 team for their support throughout.