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Record 310 Entries Confirmed for YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup in 2021!

Record 310 Entries Confirmed for YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup in 2021!

Yamaha Motor Europe is delighted to announce that a record number of young riders have signed up to contest the 2021 YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup. More than 300 youngsters will take to the gate at one of the 21 approved national championships in Europe, competing aboard Yamaha's YZ65, YZ85 and YZ125 machinery for one of just 120 places at the YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup Superfinale, which is scheduled to take place in Italy at the Monster Energy Motocross of Nations in September.

After a disrupted 2020 season due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all of the riders are excited to get the 2021 YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup underway. This year, the competition is stronger than ever and the race to join the YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup SuperFinale at the prestigious FIM MXoN will certainly be one to watch throughout the campaign. In each class, YZ125, YZ85 and YZ65, 40 of the best-performing riders will be invited to the SuperFinale, where they will have the chance to compete on the same weekend as their MXGP and MX2 heroes.  

As was the case at the most recent Superfinale, in 2019, the top three finishers of each race, as well as two wildcard riders, will automatically be invited to the highly esteemed bLU cRU Masterclass event at the end of the year. The winner of the 125, 85 and 65 categories in the Masterclass will have the fantastic opportunity to earn support from Yamaha Motor Europe next year, following in the footsteps of the last winners: Mairis Pumpurs (YZ125), who raced for the MJC Yamaha Official EMX125 Team in 2020, as well as valued Yamaha Family riders Dex Kooiker (YZ85), and Freddie Bartlett (YZ65) who are still receiving added support from Yamaha.  

At the bLU cRU Masterclass, both road and off-road riders will receive expert tuition from bLU cRU ambassadors, with guidance from official riders. After three days of training, one YZ125 rider will contest the full EMX125 championship with support of Yamaha Motor Europe in 2022, while the winners of the 85 and 65 classes will earn valuable support and GYTR parts from Yamaha. 

Throughout 2021, Yamaha Motor Europe will continue to monitor the developing COVID-19 situation. As always, the priority is to ensure that all riders, fans and their families are safe.

Alberto Barozzi

Yamaha Motor Europe bLU cRU Racing Manager

“We are delighted to conclude the first phase of the YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup with a successful number of entries. A record 310 riders have joined this year, and it is a great honour to see that we have gained the trust of the next generation of riders and their families. We are proud of the bLU cRU platform and the path we have created for young riders to gain experience and enhance their racing careers. 

I really hope that the pandemic starts to ease and that the National Championships can remain on schedule so that we can accurately select 120 riders to attend the 2021 YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup SuperFinale which is expected to take place at the Monster Energy Motocross of Nations in September. It is always a memorable event, and it is exciting to see the youngsters showcase their talent on the world stage. 

I would really like to thank all of the bLU cRU riders that have joined this season, and also all of the people that have made this years’ program possible, the Yamaha Distributors, Yamaha Motor Europe staff, and of course, the parents of the riders. I would like to wish everyone the best of luck this season. Have fun riding your YZ, and I look forward to seeing you at the track sometime in the near future!”