Yamaha Motor Europe’s bLU cRU program was recognised for its contribution to encouraging children into the world of motorcycling throughout the latest Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Awards Ceremony in Rimini, Italy, the place this system received the distinguished Award for the Future.
The FIM Award for the Future is aimed toward rewarding those that have contributed to enhancing and growing the presence of kids in all motorcycling associated actions by alternatives at nationwide or worldwide degree, selling position fashions and growing mentoring programmes, creating new competitions and courses or improvements devoted particularly to children.
The bLU cRU program was shortlisted for the award alongside a number of different initiatives, which have all contributed to offering alternatives to children each nationally and internationally.
The FIM recognised Yamaha Motor Europe for his or her contribution in 2022, a 12 months wherein greater than 400 younger riders had been a part of the bLU cRU program throughout each street and off-road disciplines, all benefiting from teaching, technical assist, and a chance to additional their racing careers.
Set-up in 2016, the bLU cRU program was created to offer younger riders a chance to take the following step of their racing careers with assist from Yamaha. Beginning with the YZ bLU cRU Cup, in 2017 riders might enter three courses round numerous nationwide championships in Europe: YZ65, YZ85 and YZ125. The highest 120 performers would then be chosen to participate within the YZ SuperFinale, the place they might battle for a spot within the prestigious Masterclass. There, riders could be judged on their performances, with the winners of every class incomes assist for the next season.
In 2019, Yamaha expanded into street racing, supporting riders throughout the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship class. People who impressed would earn promotion to the FIM Supersport World Championship with assist from Yamaha. In 2021, Yamaha Motor Europe then launched the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup, which helps rounds of the FIM Superbike World Championship. The general winner then receives full assist for his or her WorldSSP300 marketing campaign the next season, kickstarting their journey to the top of bike street racing.
Yamaha Motor Europe want to thank the FIM for this award, in addition to all the opposite nominees for his or her implausible work in creating alternatives for younger and aspiring riders.
Eric de Seynes, President and CEO, Yamaha Motor Europe
“Firstly, I want to thank Mr. Jorge Viegas and the FIM for recognising our bLU cRU program with the distinguished Award for the Future. To simply accept the trophy on behalf of Yamaha Motor Europe on the FIM Awards, an occasion that honours the elite of bike sport, was a proud second. Yamaha races throughout many disciplines and lots of courses, and we clearly race to win, however that isn’t our solely purpose. As a producer we even have a duty to safeguard the way forward for our sport by making it accessible to the following technology of racers and to make sure, by supporting the riders and their households, that actual expertise might be recognized and nurtured. That is the philosophy of the bLU cRU, and it’s this strategy that has allowed World Champions like Maxime Renaux and Alvaro Diaz to understand their full potential throughout the Yamaha Racing household. Nonetheless, the bLU cRU isn’t restricted to children with World Championship aspirations, it’s additionally aimed toward those who race purely for enjoyable. Occasions just like the YZ bLU cRU SuperFinale see our kids racing alongside their heroes, making reminiscences that can final them a lifetime. I’m immensely pleased with our bLU cRU program, and I might encourage different producers to contemplate one thing related sooner or later. We are able to compete on monitor, however on the subject of securing the way forward for the game, we have to work collectively.”
Younger riders can now join the 2023 bLU cRU program on the hyperlinks beneath.
YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup – Register right here
R3 bLU cRU European Championship – Register right here