Six new hopefuls enter the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp

by Emily Macbeth

Six new hopefuls made the journey to Catollica, Italy yesterday for the launch of the fourth edition of the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp, established by nine time World Champion Valentino Rossi.

The Master Camp has been run three times in the past, and each time it has evolved. The programme for the fourth edition has been tailored to the level of the new recruits, to allow the riders to gain valuable experience both on and off track.

Italy‘s Alfonso Coppola age 19, France‘s Enzo De La Vega age 17, Finland‘s Kimi Patova age 15, Ukraine‘s Mykyta Kalinin age 18, Brazil‘s Renzo Ferreira age 15 and the Netherlands‘ Robert Schotman age 18 will all meet to partake in a number of activities, designed to improve their skills.

From the 24th-28th July, the group will take part in gym sessions, various riding activities and theoretical lessons by the Andreani Group and racing expert Pietro Caprara, the Sky Racing VR46’s Technical Director and Crew Chief.

Joining the lucky six will be selected members of the VR46 Riders Academy, who will assist in instructing throughout the camp. Franco Morbidelli, Francesco Bagnaia, Andrea Migno, Nicolò Bulega and three time English Flat Track champion and two time American and European Flat Track champion Marco Belli will be on hand to offer their expert advice.

They will keep an eye on the progress of the riders, who aim to learn new skills to set them ahead of the rest as the continue their run in the 2017 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship and Yamaha Motor Europe’s Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge from August 18th-20th at the Lausitzring, Germany.


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