Yamaha’s award-winning bLU cRU program continues to increase in popularity, with more than 400 young riders from 24 different countries having already signed up to contest the Yamaha YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup in 2023. It’s the largest entry since Yamaha Motor Europe launched the unique bLU cRU program in 2015.
As in previous years, the Yamaha YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup will see riders aged from 8 to 16 years racing throughout Europe and competing for a place on the start gate at the Yamaha YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup SuperFinale, which takes place this year at the prestigious Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Ernée, France.
With the 2023 racing season fast approaching, now is the time to sign up for the YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup if you haven’t already. Registration will close at midnight (CET) on Tuesday 28th February, so time is running out!
What is the YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup?
In 2015 Yamaha Motor Europe introduced the YZ125 bLU cRU Cup offering young motocross riders the best opportunity to find their feet in the world of professional racing. Following its success, in 2018 Yamaha expanded the program to include kids that race YZ65 or YZ85's in their national championships.
The philosophy for all three YZ Cup categories matches FIM Europe's MXGP Academy, where the emphasis is placed on rider education and sportsmanship. Consequently, an alliance was formed, and as of 2019, the name of the YZ bLU cRU Cup has changed to include this new partner.
Now with three classes, 120 riders have a chance to win a place on the gate at the 2023 YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup Superfinale, and three talented youngsters have a chance to become a supported Yamaha rider in 2024.
Forty riders from each class will win a place at the 2023 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup SuperFinale that will take place at the biggest and most-watched motocross event of the year, the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations. From the SuperFinale, two wild card riders will join the top three finishers in each class at the bLU cRU Masterclass, an event specifically designed to give young riders the advice and coaching needed to progress their riding.