Jorgen Matthias Talviku 2018
News News 26 September 2018

The Remaining Finalists for the 2018 YZ125 bLU cRU Cup SuperFinale Are Announced

After an exciting season of national level racing, and with the third running of the YZ125 bLU cRU Cup drawing to a close, 39 of the fastest YZ125 riders that have competed in one of the 17 bLU cRU approved National Championships, have been selected and are set to embark on the most exciting race of their season, the YZ125 bLU cRU Cup SuperFinale.

The SuperFinale will coincide with the final round of the MXGP series that is set to take place at the popular road-racing circuit in Imola, Italy, this weekend, September 30th. Last month, Yamaha Distributor's from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Croatia and Estonia announced the talented riders that have won a place on the gate at the SuperFinale. Click here to read the Press Release.

Motocross in France has been recently enlivened by the victory of Team MJC Yamaha Official EMX125's Thibault Benistant in the 2018 EMX125 Championship. The French talent won the coveted title onboard a GYTR kitted YZ125, which is the same bike that all 39 riders have a chance at winning a 'ride' on for the 2019 EMX125 Championship season.

Having achieved some good results in the French championship, Vincent Marty and Simon Depoers will have a shot at joining their compatriot on the MJC Yamaha Official EMX125 team. As will Dutch talents, Kevin Simmons, Mack Bouwense, Ryan de Beer, Mike Roes, and Yordy Starink, Joel Rizzi and Sam Nunn from the United Kingdom, Kevin Brumann from Switzerland, Marais Pampurs from Latvia and Ryan Bonnewijn from Belgium.

Additionally, Scandinavia has finalized their quick and capable contestants. From the impressive twenty-four riders that raced YZ125 machines in the Swedish, Finnish, Danish and Norwegian championships, nine have qualified to challenge for a place at the YZ125 bLU cRU Cup Masterclass where one lucky rider will win a ride on a the MJC Yamaha Official EMX125 Team, aboard a GYTR kitted YZ125 in the 2019 EMX125 Championship. Those riders are, Liam Hanström, Andre Högberg, Anton Larsson and Arvid Modin from Sweden, Niko Hirvonen, Aapo Lukkarinen, and Leevi Liimatainen from Finland, Raag Rindal from Norway and Magnus Smith from Denmark.

39 riders from seventeen different European nations will attend at the YZ125 bLU cRU Cup where the talented YZ125 racing teenagers will go head-to-head for an invitation to the bLU cRU Masterclass. Out of the riders that line-up, the top-three plus two wild-cards will take one step closer to winning the ultimate prize, a place on the MJC Yamaha Official EMX125 Team where he will be able to race a GYTR kitted YZ125 inside the 2019 EMX125 Championship.

The bLU cRU Masterclass is a three-day event run by many of the highly acclaimed bLU cRU ambassadors, such as Arnaud Tonus and Kiara Fontanesi who are already confirmed and will be joined by asphalt stars Alex Lowes, Michael Van der Mark and Niccolo Canepa. It is designed to inspire and educate young aspiring motocross riders by offering them exclusive knowledge, insight and training tips from some their heroes. Of the five finalists that make it to the bLU cRU Masterclass, one promising rider that has proven he has the desire, talent and attitude to be something great will be selected as the 2018 YZ125 bLU cRU Cup winner.

The riders that have qualified to race at the YZ125 bLU cRU SuperFinale and will be attending the final round of the MXGP World Championship in Imola, Italy, in hopes of coming away with an invitation to the bLU cRU Masterclass are:

FULL ENTRY LIST:

YAMAHA MOTOR SPAIN

#80 Victor Alonso

#999 Aitor Ferrandis

#461 Francisco Ruiz

#4 Marc Martí

#75 Gerard Comellas

#63 Jordi Puig

#32 Alex Unzueta

#72 Oriol Roca

YAMAHA MOTOR ITALY

#702 Michele Pablo D'Aniello

#20 Giulio Guarini

#17 Andrea Davoli

#66 Giacomo Bosi

#60 Simone Crippa

#222 Filippo Gervasio

YAMAHA MOTOR GERMANY
#774 Lukas Behrens

YAMAHA MOTOR FRANCE

#982 Vincent Marty

#197 Simon Depoers

YAMAHA MOTOR UK

#912 Joel Rizzi

#365 Sam Nunn

YAMAHA MOTOR FINLAND

#321 Niko Hirvonen

#83 Leevi Liimatainen

#53 Aapo Lukkarinen

YAMAHA MOTOR NORWAY

#97 Råg Rindal

YAMAHA MOTOR SWEDEN

#454 Liam Hanström

#294 Andre Högberg

#264 Anton Larsson

#972 Arvid Modin

D'LETEREN SPORT BELGIUM

#92 Ryan Bonnewijn

YAMAHA MOTOR NEDERLAND

#2 Ryan de Beer

#111 Mike Roes

#62 Yordy Starink

#24 Kevin Simons

YAMAHA MOTOR PORTUGAL

#34 Rodrigo Luz

YAMAHA MOTOR DENMARK

#256 Magnus Smith

MOTODYNAMICS GREECE

#101 Andreas Andreou

YAMAHA MOTOR ESTONIA

#611 Allar Pent

YAMAHA MOTOR LATVIA

#601 Marais Pumpurs

DELTA TEAM CROATIA

#3 Dominik Piskor

YAMAHA SWITZERLAND HOSTETTLER

#253 Kevin Brumann