VR46 Riders Academy Welcomes Five Hungry Racers to The 2021 Master Camp
The wait is over – Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Riders Academy is hosting their Master Camp from August 18th to the 22nd, and the talent is hungrier than ever.
It’s been a long year since the VR46 Riders Academy was allowed to open its doors to the up-and-coming of the racing world.
This year, participants from all four corners of the earth have attended the iconic VR46 Master Camp, held at Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Ranch in Italy.
According to a report from RoadRacingWorld, participants with YZ65 or YZ85 motorcycles inside their National 65cc or 85cc Championships can apply pre-season to be part of Yamaha’s ‘bLU cRU’ program, and the five participants of the Master Camp are no exception to this qualification.
Each and every one of the racers is currently either riding for Yamaha Motor Europe‘s 2021 WorldSSP300 teams or competing in Yamaha Motor Europe’s 2021 Yamaha R3 ‘bLU cRU’ European Cup.
Here’s a list of the attendees for the 2021 VR46 Master Camp:
Unai Orradre, 17, Spain (Yamaha MS Racing); WorldSSP300 Championship participant
Bahattin Sofuoglu, 17, Turkey (Yamaha MS Racing); WorldSSP300 Championship participant
Humberto “Torquinho” Maier, 15, Brazil; Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup rider
Fenton Harrison Seabright, 19, UK; Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup rider
Iker Garcia Abella, 17, Spain; Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup rider
The camp will provide these furious five (hah) with new Yamaha VR46 Master Camp outfits, receiving top tutelage from track mastermind Marco Belli, three-time English Flat Track Champion, and two-time American and European Flat Track Champion.
Bikes used? YZ85s, and YZ250Fs, with soft-cross training on YZ125s and YZF-R3s, provided by Yamalube, Akrapovič, and Pirelli.