Yamaha Motor Europe is pleased to unveil the calendar for the 2022 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup, which will once again take place as part of the FIM Superbike World Championship.
After a successful first season, the excitement is already mounting for the second edition of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup with great interest from all over the world. Already young people from Australia, the Americas, as well as Europe have expressed their interest in the hope of taking Yamaha to the top of the motorcycle competition.
The 2022 campaign kicks off on March 18 with a pre-season test at MotorLand Aragón, where young people, this year aged between 14 and 20, will have the chance to familiarize themselves with their Yamaha R3 motorcycles.
The Spanish venue will also host the first round of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup on April 8 and 9, before heading to Assen in the Netherlands on April 22 and 23. The paddock will then take a six-week break before returning to Misano on June 10-11, which hosted the first-ever round of the championship earlier this year. In July, the youngsters will compete at Donington Park (July 15-16) and Most (July 29-30), while Magny-Cours will host the final on September 9-10, where the second champions winner will be crowned.
The race weekend format will follow the same schedule as in 2021, with a 30-minute free practice session followed by a Superpole qualifying session. Every weekend there are two chances to fight for the win, with both races taking place on Saturday.
Whoever takes the lead at the end of the year will win a participation in the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship with Yamaha for next season. The runner-up will receive a WorldSSP300 wildcard for the following season, as well as a 50% discount on his registration for the 2023 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup, which will also be awarded to the rider who finishes third.
Yamaha is also committed to making racing as safe as possible, which is why all riders this year will receive Gimoto racing suits equipped with mechanical airbags, as well as an innovative ICE-KEY device containing all medical and health data. use app.
While the entry list is filling up fast, riders can still express their interest in the 2022 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup by clicking here.
Andrea Dosoli, Road Racing Director, Yamaha Motor Europe: “We were once again very interested in the second running of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup. This year there will be six rounds, consisting of two races, and the youngsters will have the chance to ride some of the best tracks in Europe as part of the WorldSBK weekend. This is a great opportunity for young people to show their talent for the constructors, teams and drivers of the world championship, which will give them an extra edge in their careers. We are also very aware of the safety of these young drivers and we have made several changes to improve this aspect of the championship. We can’t wait to see the drivers on track for the first time in this year’s Aragón test, before the start of the second season.”