Registration for Yamaha’s 2022 R3 bLU cRU European Cup - support to the WorldSBK Championship - is now open for riders aged 14-20.
Yamaha’s highly successful maiden season was won by 17-year-old Iker Garcia Abella - after a dramatic five-way final showdown at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya - with the Spaniard set to step up to the FIM Supersport 300 Championship in 2022 with full support from Yamaha Motor Europe.
Yamaha is now on the hunt for the next rider to fight for this opportunity, with registration for the 2022 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup grid now open via yamaha-racing.com.
The Cup is the perfect first step on the ladder towards the pinnacle of motorcycle road racing, and ahead of the FIM rule changes on minimum rider age for 2023, Yamaha has decided to incorporate this into its regulations for next year, with those aged 14-20 welcome to contest the 2022 championship. It features as a supporting series to the FIM Superbike World Championship, giving youngsters a chance to showcase their talent in front of the top world championship teams.
All entrants will receive coaching and technical support, while Yamaha R3 machinery and a full riding package - including race leathers, gloves, boots, helmet, tyres and fuel - are provided at a low cost, with season entry fees of just Euro (€) 28,900.
The overall champion will earn a place on the 2023 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship grid with a Yamaha bLU cRU supported team, providing they are over the minimum age of 16 years. Second in the standings will be offered a wildcard entry into the WorldSSP300 for the following season, as well as a 50 percent discount on their 2023 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup registration, which will also be awarded to the rider who finishes third in the championship.
A number of riders from the 2022 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup will also be selected to attend the VR46 Yamaha Master Camp in Italy, providing the opportunity to be coached by the same team responsible for advising the VR46 Academy Riders, including Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP rider, Franco Morbidelli, and 2021 MotoGP runner up Pecco Bagnaia.