The Yamaha YZ125 bLU cRU cup offers kids under the age of 16years that race YZ125's in their national championships the opportunity to prove their potential and a chance at pursuing their dreams of becoming an Official Yamaha rider. Up to 44 of the best performing YZ125 riders - in their National Championships - will be selected to race the bLU cRU YZ125 Cup Superfinale which will take place at the biggest and most prestigious event of the year, the Monster Energy Motocross of Nations at Matterley Basin in the United Kingdom.
With the season flying by at warp speed, some national championships have already held their main rounds, which means riders have already been selected to attend the bLU cRU YZ125 Cup Superfinale at the Monster Energy Motocross of Nations - in Winchester, England, on the weekend of September 30th & October 1st.
There has been a strong showing of YZ125 riders in Italy. Talented youngsters Francesco Bassi, Kevin Cristino and Max Ratschiller have all put in some outstanding performances this season. They have been confirmed for the YZ125 Cup Superfinale where they will be joined by fellow Italians Mirko Dal Bosco, Pablo Caspani, Simone Ossola, Filippo Gervasio, Giulio Guarini, Pietro Salina, Thomas Arnoldo and Vincenzo Giarrizzo.
In Greece, there is still one round left of their seven round national series, yet one super talented young Greek rider has already been confirmed to race the Superfinale. His name is Andreas Andreou and he currently leads Greece's 125cc championship.
The Scandinavian countries are renowned for their strong line-up of youngsters. Thus far, there are four Finnish riders on the radar for a place in the Superfinale. Jasse Jukarainen is an obvious choice as the leader of the MX125 class, a category that is limited to 125cc 2-strokes. Santeri Keränen is third in the MX125 class only 27-points shy of Jukarainen, which makes him a candidate for a place on the Superfinale entry list too. Meanwhile Adam Holm has also proved his worth and is currently fifth place in the highly competitive MXJ class, which is a class that doesn't have a limit on bike capacity, while Jere Rönkkö is the fourth pick and is currently twenty-fourth in the MXJ Championship standings.
Spain has a wealth of young talent coming through with YZ125 mounted riders, Oriol Segu, Alex Unzueta, Gerard Comellas, Iván Lacuesta, Toni Ruestes and Carles Rosell all proving they have the goods to compete for a place on the MJC Yamaha Official EMX125 team next year, which is the reward for the winner of the Superfinale.
Yamaha Germany is looking at results of the first three rounds of the Deutsche Jugend MotoCross Meisterschaft 125cc series. So far there has only been one round raced and the riders that have performed the best up until now are Roël van Ham, Theo Praun, Leon Bonn and Lukas Behrens.
Most of the contesting championships are still in full swing, including the four mentioned above. Countries such as Sweden - where two of last year's top six riders, Rasmus Holm and Arvid Luning, are competing for a second year - Belgium and The Netherlands are yet to place their bid of riders that will line up at the bLU cRU YZ125 cup Superfinale, where one promising young rider will come away with the reward of a lifetime - an Official contract that will provide him with a bike and full support, and a place on the MJC Official Yamaha EMX125 team where he will contest the 2018 European EMX125 Championship.