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.

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.

Yamaha Riders Ready To Reveal Their Talent To The Usa

Yamaha Riders Ready to Reveal Their Talent to The USAFlight cases have been packed up and sent to the USA where Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing's Romain Febvre and Jeremy Van Horebeek will descend on the torturous heat and humidity of Jacksonville, Florida, for the seventeenth round of the nineteen round FIM Motocross World Championship.

Mxgp Riders Looking Forward To Loket

MXGP Riders Looking Forward to LoketAfter a three-week break in the calendar, MXGP will return to action this weekend at Loket in the Czech Republic, the same venue that saw Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing's Jeremy Van Horebeek claim his first ever Grand Prix victory back in 2014. The familiar track has hosted 20 Grand Prixes since 1995 and will host the thirteenth round of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship this weekend where both YZ450FM riders Jeremy Van Horebeek and Romain Febvre will be aiming for a spot on the podium.

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.

Pata Yamaha Riders Ready To Fight For Stk1000 Victory In Misano

Pata Yamaha Riders Ready to Fight for STK1000 Victory in MisanoThe Pata Yamaha Official STK1000 Team are raring to go for round five of the 2017 FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship at the picturesque Misano this weekend. Florian Marino will hope to build on his excellent second place last time out at Donington and challenge for the race win. His teammate Roberto Tamburini is looking to return to the podium at his home round, with both riders currently level on points in the championship standings.

Yamaha Racing Riders Gear Up For Endurogp Of Italy

Yamaha Racing Riders Gear Up For EnduroGP Of ItalyAs the FIM EnduroGP World Championship moves to Italy for its third round for 2017, Yamaha Racing riders have their sights set on battling for victory in three different classes of the series this weekend in Spoleto.


Gearing up for the Italian round of the championship, Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team riders Loïc Larrieu and Jamie McCanney are ready to take on what's promising to be a long and demanding weekend of racing.

Determined Performance By Pata Yamaha Riders In Race One At Imola

Determined Performance by Pata Yamaha Riders in Race One at ImolaPata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team riders Michael van der Mark and Alex Lowes showed grit and determination in race one at a sun-drenched Imola on Saturday for round five of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship. In a shortened race, due to a red flag, there wasn’t much to separate the two with van der Mark finishing in 7th and his teammate Lowes close behind in 8th.

Grt Yamaha Riders Shine In Imola Free Practice

GRT Yamaha Riders Shine in Imola Free PracticeGRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team riders Federico Caricasulo and Lucas Mahias got round five of the 2017 FIM Supersport World Championship off to a flyer at a sunny Imola today. Riding at his home race Caricasulo finished second on the combined timesheets, while his teammate and championship leader Lucas Mahias ended the day in fifth overall.

Pata Yamaha Riders Make Strong Early Progress In Thailand

Pata Yamaha Riders Make Strong Early Progress In ThailandDespite rising afternoon temperatures and characteristic high humidity in Thailand both Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark made real progress with their official YZF-R1 machines around the 4.554km Chang International Circuit. Lowes posted fifth best time of all, even after concentrating most of his efforts on finding a race set-up rather than pushing for a fast lap time early in the sessions. His fellow R1 riding team-mate van der Mark was as high as fourth in the timesheets at one stage, completing his own long run and being finally ranked eighth overall.

Yamaha Riders Successfully Complete First Half Of Dakar 2017 Marathon Stage

Yamaha Riders Successfully Complete First Half Of Dakar 2017 Marathon StageAt the end of another long day of racing at this year's Dakar Rally, Adrien Van Beveren, Xavier de Soultrait and Hélder Rodrigues have made it to the end of the first half of marathon stage retaining their positions in the provisional overall standings. With Adrien still third, Xavier sixth and Hélder 13th overall, the Yamaha Racing riders will spend the night away from their support crew at the Uyuni bivouac, before setting off to complete the second half of the two-day marathon stage tomorrow in Salta.

Yamaha Riders All Set For Second Week Of Competition At Dakar Rally 2017

Yamaha Riders All Set For Second Week Of Competition At Dakar Rally 2017Making the most of their day off in La Paz and enjoying some much-needed rest and recuperation, Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team duo of Adrien Van Beveren and Hélder Rodrigues, along with Yamaha France supported Xavier de Soultrait, are now geared up and ready for the second week of competition at the 2017 Dakar Rally. With Adrien and Xavier provisionally third and sixth overall respectively and Hélder just outside the top 10, all three riders will continue their battle to bring Yamaha even closer to the top during their second week of racing in South America.

Yamaha Riders Battle Through Challenging Stage Two At Dakar Rally 2017

Yamaha Riders Battle Through Challenging Stage Two At Dakar Rally 2017Successfully overcoming the challenges of a long and gruelling stage two at the 2017 Dakar Rally, Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team's Hélder Rodrigues, Adrien Van Beveren, Alessandro Botturi and Rodney Faggotter remain well in contention for top honours at this year's event. Following a well-calculated plan of attack, WR450F mounted Xavier de Soultrait was the best placed Yamaha rider claiming an impressive third place result on today's stage two.