YZ125 bLU cRU Cup - What is YZ125 bLU cRU Cup?
The opportunity of a lifetime.
‘bLU cRU’ is Yamaha’s youth development program that is actively helping young motocross riders from all over the world to improve their skills and overall knowledge – on and off the bike - of what it takes to be a successful motorcycle racer.
The YZ125 bLU cRU Cup is an official European project designed to support young teenagers with a passion to race. Riders aged between 12 and 16 years-old that race a YZ125 in one of the fifteen FIM-approved national championships may enter. The top scoring riders registered for the YZ125 bLU cRU Cup in each national championship were invited to the 2017 Superfinale on October 1st which took place at the biggest and most watched event of the year, the Monster Energy Motocross of Nations at Matterley Basin, in the United Kingdom.
After a wild and challenging, yet extremely fun and rewarding weekend, five riders were selected to attend the bLU cRU Masterclass that took place in Italy at the end of October. The riders selected were the top-three finishers in the YZ125 bLU cRU Cup Superfinale; sixteen-year-old Swede Arvid Lüning, sixteen-year-old Italian Francesco Bassi and Bassi’s fourteen-year-old compatriot Kevin Cristino. They were joined by the two kids that made the wild-card selection; Race 1 winner, fifteen-year-old Estonian Jörgen-Matthias Talviku and sixteen-year-old Frenchman Pierre Moine.
During the Masterclass, the riders were carefully observed by the professional motocross riders and industry names who have been mentoring them throughout the year. One talented youngster, Jörgen-Matthias Talviku, was selected to receive a full professional contract to race a GYTR kitted YZ125 in the 2018 EMX125 series on the MJC Yamaha Official EMX125 team.
The bLU cRU is the foundation of Yamaha’s racing pyramid, where local distributors support regional and national teams in motorcycle championships. Road racing, enduro and motocross communities grow and thrive as young fans become active participants and ambassadors, enjoying a lifetime of Yamaha product support and promotion.