2021 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup Gets Underway with Misano Test

Date posted on May 31, 2021
Share this

The 2021 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup officially got underway with pre-season testing at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli (23 – 24 May), where the 25 promising young talents got a first taste of their Yamaha R3 bikes and received their race kits for the season.

Designed to provide a route from national to international racing, the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup is a new series open to riders aged between 12 and 20 years. The championship will be contested over six rounds, with two races per weekend, in support of the FIM Superbike World Championship.

On the first day in Misano, the riders were issued with their KYT helmets, Gaerne Boots and Gimoto leathers, and were given a Welcome Brief to introduce them to the series. The youngsters were also presented with their Yamaha R3 machinery, which they would be riding for the first time on the second day.

Before the riders got going, they took part in a technical workshop in the morning of day two, to gain a better understanding for how to set-up and work with their bikes, while they also attended a riders’ briefing.

On-track action was split into six 20-minute sessions, with the ever-changing conditions meaning the competitors got to experience riding with both the slick and rain compound Pirelli tyres. After a wet first session, the track continued to dry until the rain returned ahead of the fifth session, which was forced to be cancelled, before it dried up again for the final run ahead of the 2021 campaign.

The young riders will return to the Italian venue on 11 – 12 June for the opening round of the season, where they will go head-to-head to become the first winners of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup. As well as the 25 permanent riders, there’s still an opportunity for youngsters to join the series at various rounds as wildcards after the Misano opener.

Alberto Barozzi (Yamaha Motor Europe bLU cRU Racing Manager): “Exciting! A simple word that perfectly describes the awesome atmosphere that was created during this first official test. We have already got to know all of the bLU cRU riders during the three Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup digital Masterclass sessions, but to meet all of them live was great. During the two intensive days in Misano, the reaction was perfect, and immediately they have welcomed the bLU cRU spirt and its philosophy of respect. On the performance side, the level that all of them showed on track was very encouraging considering their young age and limited experience. Of course, they have room to continue to improve under our guidance. Thanks to all the parents that followed the riders during the two days, they all showed great attention and passion to support them in the right way. The staff had a really big task in getting everything prepared ahead of this first meeting, they did a great job and everything ran very smoothly.  A personal thanks to the JIR Organization, all the partners that were able to be there: Pirelli, Sutter, Ohlins, Gimoto, and to everyone else that has supported this new project, including Pata, NL and Dorna, who have all come together to support the new racing generation. We now look forward to the first round in Misano to see our bLU cRU riders in competition and around the WorldSBK paddock.”

credit: Yamaha Racing

Thank you for visiting insideracing.com.ph. While you are here, kindly don’t forget to click on our advertisers, visit their site and consider them for your motorcycling needs. It will help us a lot.

You can also order a copy of our monthly print magazine for more riding contents to read and enjoy at your leisure anytime by clicking here.

You may also express your thought below through the comment section. You may also follow us on Facebook, on Instagram @Insideracingnation or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

See also

Bike Reviews

2019 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 First Ride Review

Date posted on February 24, 2020
Races

Did you know a Filipino raced as a wildcard in CEV Moto3 in 2018?

Date posted on May 31, 2021
General NewsIndustry News

Officials and Politicians React Strongly against IATF’s Current Backriding Policy

Date posted on July 13, 2020
Mods/Builds

The ultimate 125cc scooter modification project

Date posted on April 22, 2021
Industry News

2020 Wheeltek Kawasaki California Superbike School

Date posted on February 12, 2020
General News

JV Ejercito: Barrier is A Symbol of Unnecessary Over Regulation

Date posted on August 9, 2020
Skip to toolbar