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Yamaha announces its teams and the Blu Cru project in Brazil

06 February 2018

On January 29, Brazilian Yamaha Motor revolutionized the presentation of its teams, which will come strong in all genres of national motorcycling and with great plans and projects to foment the motorcycling sport in the country.

Winner of the Brazilian Motocross Championship by the fourth time in 2017 at the MX-1 category, the main category of the modality, the Yamaha Monster Energy Generation team became a reference in the national motocross, being the team with most titles in the main category in the last decade.

For the current season, Carlos Campano, the current Brazilian champion in the MX-1 category promises to work hard to maintain his hegemony, seeking his 5th Brazilian Motocross victory, riding a Yamaha YZ450F. The spanish-born rider will also compete for two more championships: the Spanish Motocross Championship and the Catarinense Motocross Championship.

a46f0b7a-136a-4708-8ef8-203a98732155Carlos Campano, four times champion at the Brazilian Motocross Championship (photo: Miguel Campano)

Who will fight for his 2nd victory in the MX-2, riding a YZ250F, will be Fábio Santos. In addition to the Brazilian Motocross Championship, the rider from the interior of São Paulo will compete in the Arena Cross and in the Catarinense Motocross Championship.

The fifth member to join the Yamaha Monster Energy Generation Team is Ricardo Martins. Wise, the Santa Catarina rider will accelerate his Yamaha WR450F in search of his 5th title in the Brazilian Rally, and will look for his first title of the main category in the challenging Rally dos Sertões.

Created and developed in a region considered the enduro’s heart in Brazil, the Yamaha O2BH Racing team comes with everything for the 2018 season. With great motorcycles, such as YZ250FX, YZ450FX, WR250F and WR450F, the team, hosted in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais), bets on great riders for collecting victories through the year.

The talent and love for off-road motorcycling is the team’s trademark. Among it’s riders, Jomar Grecco is the most experienced. riding a WR250F and a WR450F, the 42-year-old pilot will compete in the Brazilian Regularity Championship, the Enduro FIM and the Capixaba Regularity Championship, and will try out his 5th victory in the Enduro da Independência Championship and the Ibitipoca Off Road Championship, the main ones in the country.

Yamaha-Offroad-9502Jomar Grecco at the Yamaha’s presentation (photo: Stephan Solon)

Another star of the Yamaha O2BH Racing team is Rômulo Bottrel. With a Yamaha YZ450FX, the rider will seek the victory of the FIM Brazilian Enduro Championship and repeat the goal of winning again a gold medal at ISDE (International Six Days Enduro), which will take place in Chile.

Patrick Capila, the young 18-year-old born in the State of Espírito Santo, promises to take everything from his Yamaha YZ250FX in the quest to put the Yamaha O2BH Racing team on the podium top in the Brazilian Enduro Championship.

Now Brazil also has the Yamaha’s bLU cRU, the biggest program of incentive to the sport in Brazilian motorcycling, lately. The bLU cRU aims to offer exclusive benefits in the main national championships for owners of Yamaha motorcycles.

In addition to the actions of the bLU cRU, which will encourage the owners of Yamaha motorcycles to make sporty use of their bikes, Brazilian Yamaha Motor launches the “YOU BOUGHT, YOU WON THE TT-R 230 ASW RACING KIT” a promotion that will serve as an incentive for many motorcyclists to enter the off road motorcycling.

When purchasing a TT-R 230 0km, the participant will receive an awesome and complete ASW off-road kit, consisting of a chest protector, elbow pads, knee pads, tool bag, hydration bag, a huge equipment bag , pants and kersey, which can be customized with the name and number of choice.

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The promotion, which begins in February, will run for two months and is restricted to the first 230 buyers of the TT-R 230 model.

Credits: Stephan Solon | Miguel Campano | BRMX | Show Radical

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