Yamaha R3 Blu Cru Challenge Riders For 2018 Announced

Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge Riders for 2018 AnnouncedYamaha Motor Europe is pleased to announce the six young riders that will compete in the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge within the 2018 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship. After impressing throughout the season in their respective national R3 Cups, 11 riders were invited to attend the recent Masterclass in Latina, Italy, and the six who will benefit from a Yamaha bLU cRU racing package as they compete on the world stage next season are Luca Bernardi (16) and Alessandro Arcangeli (16) from Italy, Dutchman Dennis Koopman (20), Notis Papapavlou (17) from Greece, French rider Hugo de Cancellis (16) and the 18-year-old Indonesian who has already made his mark in the WorldSSP300 Championship by winning the last race of the season in Jerez as a wildcard, Galang Hendra Pratama.

Talviku Wins The 2017 Yz125 Blu Cru Cup

Talviku Wins the 2017 YZ125 bLU cRU CupFollowing the success of the 2017 bLU cRU Masterclass, Yamaha Motor Europe is pleased to announce that 15-year-old Jörgen-Matthias Talviku has been carefully selected as the winner of the 2017 YZ125 bLU cRU Cup.

Young Riders Impress At First Yamaha R3 Blu Cru Masterclass In Latina, Italy

Young Riders Impress at First Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Masterclass in Latina, ItalyThe inaugural Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Masterclass saw 11 young riders given the chance to learn from their heroes as they attempted to secure a coveted slot in the 2018 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge, which sees six riders competing onboard Yamaha R3s in the WorldSSP300 Championship. Reigning Endurance World Champions, GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team's David Checa and Niccolò Canepa, along with GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team's Federico Caricasulo, plus the winner of the inaugural Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge and Vice WorldSSP300 Champion, Alfonso Coppola, were on hand to give advice and instruction to the young hopefuls, with the six winners to be announced on the 1st of November.

Inspiring Masterclass For The Yz125 Blu Cru Cup Finalists

Inspiring Masterclass for the YZ125 bLU cRU Cup FinalistsThe 2017 edition of the bLU cRU Masterclass that took place on October 26th, 27th & 28th in Latina, Italy, was one for the memory bank. For the first time ever, Yamaha Racing put together an exclusive event where some of the sharpest young YZ125 riders were able to train and learn with some of their road-racing counterparts in a two-day Masterclass.

Lüning Lands On The Top Step At The Yz125 Blu Cru Cup Superfinale

Lüning Lands on the Top Step at the YZ125 bLU cRU Cup SuperFinaleRain, mud and some intense bar-to-bar action in front of a loud and colourful crowd at the biggest event of the year - the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations - made for an exhilarating 2017 YZ125 bLU cRU Cup SuperFinale which saw Sweden's Arvid Lüning top the box ahead of two extremely talented Italians Francesco Bassi and Kevin Cristino.

Yz125 Blu Cru Cup Is Ready To Release 34 Teenage Stars Into The World Of International Racing At Mxon

YZ125 bLU cRU Cup is Ready to Release 34 Teenage Stars into the World of International Racing at MXoNThe 15 national motocross championships that participate in Yamaha's YZ125 bLU cRU Cup program have come to a close. After an exhilarating season of national level racing, 34 of Europe's fastest YZ125 racing teenagers have earned themselves a place on the gate at the YZ125 bLU cRU Cup SuperFinale, which will take place at the biggest and most prestigious event of the year - the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations - this weekend, September 30th & October 1st.

R3 Blu Cru Challenge Riders March On To Misano

R3 bLU cRU Challenge Riders March on to MisanoThe Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge moves on to Misano for round five of the 2017 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship. The six young bLU cRU riders cannot wait to get back on track after Alfonso Coppola secured the Challenge’s first victory last time out at Donington Park.

Yamaha Blu Cru Announcement In Misano

Yamaha bLU cRU Announcement in MisanoYamaha are excited to be announcing a new phase in their Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge on Friday at the WorldSBK round at Misano this weekend.


The Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge is designed to give talented young riders a defined career path from the grass roots level right the way up to the WorldSBK Championship. Currently six bLU cRU riders are competing in the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship, with the top rider at the end of the year rewarded with the chance of a ride in an official Yamaha team in a higher class.

Yamaha's Blu Cru

Yamaha's bLU cRUYamaha's bLU cRU programme is a platform designed to support the next generation of young riding talent in both road and off-road racing. The platform creates a professional environment which will encourage, nurture and build tomorrow's racing stars, through the guidance and unparalleled experience of the Yamaha Racing world.

Yamaha's Blu Cru Lays The Path For Tomorrow's Racing Generation

Yamaha's bLU cRU lays the Path for Tomorrow's Racing GenerationYamaha's bLU cRU programme is a platform to support the next generation of young riding talent in both road and off-road racing. The platform creates a safe, professional environment to encourage, nurture and build tomorrow's racing stars, through the guidance and unparalleled experience of the Yamaha Racing world.