VR46 Riders Academy Welcomes Five Hungry Racers to The 2021 Master Camp


The wait is over – Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Riders Academy is hosting their Master Camp from August 18th to the 22nd, and the talent is hungrier than ever. 

a view of the VR46 Riders Academy

It’s been a long year since the VR46 Riders Academy was allowed to open its doors to the up-and-coming of the racing world. 

This year, participants from all four corners of the earth have attended the iconic VR46 Master Camp, held at Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Ranch in Italy.

Valentino Rossi's VR46 Ranch in Italy

According to a report from RoadRacingWorld, participants with YZ65 or YZ85 motorcycles inside their National 65cc or 85cc Championships can apply pre-season to be part of Yamaha’s ‘bLU cRU’ program, and the five participants of the Master Camp are no exception to this qualification. 

Each and every one of the racers is currently either riding for Yamaha Motor Europe‘s 2021 WorldSSP300 teams or competing in Yamaha Motor Europe’s 2021 Yamaha R3 ‘bLU cRU’ European Cup.

a rider for Team Yamaha, affiliated with the VR46 Rider's Academy

Here’s a list of the attendees for the 2021 VR46 Master Camp:

  1. Unai Orradre, 17, Spain (Yamaha MS Racing); WorldSSP300 Championship participant
  2. Bahattin Sofuoglu, 17, Turkey (Yamaha MS Racing); WorldSSP300 Championship participant
  3. Humberto “Torquinho” Maier, 15, Brazil; Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup rider
  4. Fenton Harrison Seabright, 19, UK; Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup rider
  5. Iker Garcia Abella, 17, Spain; Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup rider
Rossi, Bezzecchi, Nico, Antonelli and Morbidelli turning into the twists
A view of Rossi, Bezzecchi, Nico, Antonelli and Morbidelli turning into the twists

The camp will provide these furious five (hah) with new Yamaha VR46 Master Camp outfits, receiving top tutelage from track mastermind Marco Belli, three-time English Flat Track Champion, and two-time American and European Flat Track Champion.

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Bikes used? YZ85s, and YZ250Fs, with soft-cross training on YZ125s and YZF-R3s, provided by Yamalube, Akrapovič, and Pirelli.

Waverunners supplied to the members of the VR46 Riders Academy Master Camp
Waverunners supplied to the members of the VR46 Riders Academy Master Camp

Lorenzo Daretti (Yamaha MotoGP/Trastevere73) will also be there as a guest lecturer for MotoGP eSports classes to teach the kids tips and tricks of the book when refamiliarizing to the track. 

Here’s a succinct list of a few of the things the young talents will be up to that week:

  • Track day at the Circuit di Pomposa
  • Track day at the mini Supermoto Jeepers Park
  • Fisio Gym workouts with Carlo Casabianca
  • Practise throttle control with Yamaha EX Deluxe and Yamaha GP1800 WaveRunners at the beach

A view of the 2017 VR46 Riders Academy days

Stay tuned for updates – all media will be updated to the dedicated media channels for the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp, and we’ll make sure to update here regularly.



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