Alessio ‘Uccio’ Salucci: “the road to success isn’t easy”

by Senna Hamilton

Yamaha VR46 Master Camp training programme welcomes five talented young drivers to Cattolica, Italy.

The eighth edition training camp has been arranged by the nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Motor Co., the VR46 Riders Academy, and various racing experts.

Welcomed to the Master Camp are Yamaha Motor Thailand’s Sawapol Nillapong (16) and Suttipat Patchareetorn (18), Yamaha Motor Malaysia’s Muhammad Alif Ashraf Bin Tahiruddin (16), Yamaha Motor Philippines’ Mckinley Kyle Paz (18), and Yamaha Motor Canada’s Jake LeClair (18).

As the warm welcomes have taken place, the five young drivers are ready to start the five-day training programme.

With the help of specialised coaches, including the VR46 Academy riders and multiple- time flat track champion Marco Belli, fitness trainer Carlo Casabianca, and legendary Italian surfer Alessandro Marcianò the students are to gain skills in a variety of racing disciplines.

5 Trainee’s – Image: Yamaha GP

Mckinley Kyle Paz said, “I’m excited to try everything this programme offers, it’s all new to me.”

I’m also looking forward to meeting the VR46 riders, besides Valentino Rossi, especially Andrea Migno, Niccol Antonelliò, and Franco Morbidelli.”

VR46 Riders Academy Director Alessio ‘Uccio’ Salucci said: “Yesterday we met the eighth edition’s Yamaha VR46 Master Camp group. We are looking forward to starting the training programme. These five riders are all very excited to be here and we have high expectations”

“We know from the previous series which activities and skills are the most beneficial to the riders and are easy to implement in their training routines at home.”

“It will be hard work for them the next five days because the road to success isn’t easy, but it will also be a lot of fun, and the VR46 riders and the coaches are here to help the riders wherever they can.”

We hope that, with a bit of our help this week, the students will be feeling confident to make the next step in their racing careers and follow in the footsteps of former Master Camp riders who are currently enjoying success in their respective championships,” he said.

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