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Next Group of Racing Talents Ready for 4th Yamaha VR46 Master Camp
June 16, 2017
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the six riders chosen to attend the final Yamaha VR46 Master Camp of 2017, run in cooperation with Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Riders Academy and set to take place from July 24th – 28th.
The young riders for this fourth edition of the Master Camp training and development programme are all currently racing YZF-R3s in the new FIM Supersport 300 World Championship with assistance from Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. (YMENV) under Yamaha’s bLU cRU rider support programme.
Like previous Master Camp participants, the youngsters will go undergo a week of physical and mental training and tutelage in Italy under the VR46 Riders Academy’s staff and affiliated Moto3 and Moto2 riders, including riding on the dirt at Rossi’s Motor Ranch and on the track at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
Yamaha established its own infrastructure for young prospects to step up through the ranks of racing, and has been working to discover and nurture talented riders who can flourish on the world stage of motorcycle racing. The Yamaha VR46 Master Camp project was created in 2016 as part of these efforts, with the purpose to train and develop Yamaha talent.
Since its inception, the programme has helped riders progress by boosting their motivation and providing instruction to let them acquire new skills and experiences.
4th Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Participants
|Age||18 (Born in 1998)|
|2017||Currently 12th in Supersport 300 World Championship (as of Rd. 6)||2016||Duke Battle Dutch Champion|
Enzo De La Vega
|Age||17 (Born in 1999)|
|2017||Currently 28th in Supersport 300 World Championship (as of Rd. 6)||2016||Yamaha R3 Challenge Champion, French Promosport 400 Champion|
|Age||15 (Born in 2001)|
|2017||Currently 22nd in Supersport 300 World Championship (as of Rd. 6)||2016||Finnish Minisupermoto Cup Champion, RC390 Junior Cup Champion|
|Age||15 (Born in 2001)|
|2017||Currently 32nd in Supersport 300 World Championship (as of Rd. 6)||2016||9th in MotoAmerica RC390 Cup|
|Age||18 (Born in 1999)|
|2017||Currently 13th in Supersport 300 World Championship (as of Rd. 6)||2016||19th in Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup|
|Age||19 (Born in 1997)|
|2017||Currently 2nd in Supersport 300 World Championship (as of Rd. 6)||2016||4th in European Junior Cup|