Wildcards up for grabs in R3 European Cup

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Aspiring young talents still have the chance to join the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup grid in 2022, with two wildcard slots available at remaining rounds.

The junior series, run in support of the FIM Superbike World Championship has already seen young riders of all backgrounds fight right at the sharp end during the opening two race weekends of this season, at Aragon and Assen. With riders from across the globe joining the WorldSBK paddock, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand and the United States are all being represented and enjoying strong performances alongside their European counterparts.

Open to riders aged 14-20, the Cup has four more destinations to visit in 2022 as Italy’s Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli hosts the next round on 10th-11th June, followed by a visit to the UK and Donington Park on 15th-16th July. The penultimate races head to Czech Republic’s Autodrom Most as July comes to a close (29th-30th), before Magny-Cours stages the finale on 9th-10th September.

Wildcard entries will receive a race suit, helmet, gloves, boots and their Yamaha R3 bikes on the Thursday before each weekend. A 30-minute practice session begins the action on Friday morning, with qualifying (also 30 minutes) taking place later that day. Both races will take place on the Saturday, while highlights from the weekend will be published on the Yamaha Racing YouTube Channel the following Wednesday.

The Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup provides a great opportunity for young racing talents to meet their World Championship idols, including reigning WorldSBK Champion Toprak Razgatlıoğlu, Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK teammate Andrea Locatelli, and GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team’s Garrett Gerloff and Kohta Nozane.

Those looking to take their first step on the path to the pinnacle of motorcycle racing can email R3cup.Europe@yamaha-racing.com to register their interest.