Intense training on the programme for day two of the VR46 Master Camp

by Emily Macbeth

Yamaha VR46 Master Camp’s Alfonso Coppola (19), Enzo de la Vega (17), Kimi Patova (15), Mykyta Kalinin (18), Renzo Ferreira (15) and Robert Schotman (18) returned for day two of the programme to take their training up to the next level at the Fisio Gym and the Ranch.

In the morning they were joined by Francesco Bagnaia and fellow Moto2 rider Luca Marini to put in five laps around a running track, with the pair keeping a close eye on the six students. After the intense morning of training, they were taken to the Official Fan Club Valentino Rossi Tavullia, where its Vice-President Flavio Fratesi showered them with gifts.

The six were then taken to the VR46 Motor Ranch, to practice the skills they had learned the previous day. A full video of day two can be seen here.

“On the second day of the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp we focused on getting into corners, how to back the bike in, the right line and the correct position of the bike when you enter the turn. These are really key points, so if you are able to do that, you have done already 50% of the work, because it makes it that much easier to exit out of the corner, but it’s really difficult to do it right,” explains Flat Track expert Marco Belli.

It’s a matter of balance and body position on the lean angle. The more you know your body, the easier it gets, because you get more and more used to reacting quickly whilst on the bike.

“It was a tough day, but we could see the riders make a lot of improvement, so I’m really happy with that. Some of the riders surpassed my expectations, because they showed us some great skills. I’m looking forward to working with them some more later this week, together with the VR46 Riders Academy. It’s going to be a lot of fun!” 

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