Courtesy of Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP
|Tavullia (Italy), 7th September 2019|
rain spoiling the morning of the third day of the 8th Yamaha VR46
Master Camp, the riders had to push even harder in the afternoon,
building up their flat track experience of Day 1.
8th Yamaha VR46 Master Camp riders were still buzzing after Day 2 of
the programme and were eager to use their energy 100% at the Valentino
Rossi‘s Motor Ranch in the morning. However, a thunderstorm tested their
Despite this setback 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) still made good use of their morning spent at the VR46 Motor Ranch. They decided to have a study session instead, with Flat Track expert Marco Belli showing them video footage and pictures of Day 1 and pointing out where and how they could improve their body position, throttle control, and overall riding style.
Once they were reminded of the riding basics, they also completed a track walk to get a better understanding of the flat track‘s key points, its lay-out, and the nature of the track‘s surface.
After a quick lunch at the Ristorante e Pizzeria da Rossi in Tavullia, the five students‘ patience was rewarded. The rain had stopped, the flat track had dried, and soon the youngsters were able to rev up their Yamaha YZ250Fs‘ engines.
Thanks to their newly acquired in-depth knowledge, the students showed great progress at the VR46 Motor Ranch in the afternoon. The riders were back under the wing of ’King of the Sands‘ Belli again, to further build on their control when sliding the bike, and they were quick to pick up the pace. At the very end of the day, they took on a new challenge: the Americana, which was won by LeClair.
To relive the action of Day 3 activities, watch it HERE.