Registration for the Yamaha R3 European Championship are now open ahead of the 2023 season
Now entering its third season, following another successful campaign in 2022, young riders can today sign up for the 2023 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship, which will once again support selected rounds of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.
After launching its inaugural campaign in 2021, the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship has opened the door into world championship racing for several young riders, with this year’s winner, 18-year-old Brazilian Enzo Valentim, set to make his full-season FIM Supersport 300 World Championship debut in 2023, benefiting from Yamaha Motor Europe support.
“It was another incredible season for the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship in 2022; the level of the racing was very high, and we saw great progression from our young riders throughout the season," said Paolo Pavesio, Yamaha Motor Europe Marketing and Motorsport Director.
"It was also amazing to see our riders from the last year’s series perform so strongly in their first WorldSSP300 championship campaign this year. They clearly benefitted from their experience in the R3 bLU cRU Championship, and we believe there are some who can fight for race wins and maybe even the title in 2023.
"It was also nice to see such diversity in the Championship this year, with both male and female riders from all over the globe competing, and we are sure that will continue next season. We look forward to welcoming the next generation of motorcycle racing talent into the WorldSBK paddock in 2023, and we know that the top teams will be following the racing closely.”
You could be the next rider to fight for the opportunity to join the likes of Valentim and 2021 winner, 18-year-old Spaniard Iker Garcia Abella, in the WorldSSP300 class by signing up to join the 2023 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship grid.
Open to riders aged 14-20, the Championship is the perfect first step for young riders looking to make their way onto the World Championship stage. It runs alongside six rounds of the WorldSBK campaign, giving youngsters a chance to showcase their talent in front of the top teams and riders.
Each weekend, the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship riders will be based at the bLU cRU village, located at a designated area inside the paddock. 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 €30,500 (euros).
The overall champion will earn a place on the 2024 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship grid with full Yamaha Motor Europe support, providing they are over the minimum age for entry into the class. Second in the standings will be offered a 50 percent discount on their 2024 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship registration, while the rider who finishes third in the championship will receive a 25 percent discount.
Young talents don’t go unnoticed, and the 2022 WorldSSP300 grid featured four riders from the 2021 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship, while three racers from this year’s series also made wildcard appearances in the World Championship class.
Like this year, five riders will also be selected for the VR46 Yamaha Master Camp in Italy, where they will receive coaching from the same team responsible for advising the VR46 Academy Riders.
Following the success of this year's series, interest is expected to be high, and with only 30 grid slots available for the 2023 season early sign up is essential to avoid missing out on this exciting opportunity.
You can register for the 2023 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship by clicking here.