ASSEN (The Netherlands), 27 August 2016 – With the Monster Energy SMX Riders’ Cup fast approaching, Yamaha took the opportunity following the Qualifying Race Press Conference here at the MXGP of The Netherlands to highlight the three riders that will be representing the ‘blue’ team at the VELTINS-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany on October 8th.
Youthstream President, Mr. Giuseppe Luongo was joined by Yamaha Motor Europe Marketing Division Manager, Mr. Paolo Pavesio, and Yamaha Ambassador, Mr. David Philippaerts, to announce that Romain Febvre, Benoit Paturel and Brent Van doninck will be representing Yamaha at the Monster Energy SMX Riders’ Cup.
All three Yamaha riders feel enthusiastic about the event and are looking forward to competing against the world’s best Motocross and Supercross riders. The defending FIM Motocross World Champion, Romain Febvre, will be the team’s captain, which means that he will race the Superpole, the race that determines the order of gate pick.
Mr. Pavesio and Mr. Luongo share the same principle, which is often referred to as the ‘pyramid’ system, a structured system that has been put in place to aid the development of young riders. Mr. Pavesio said, “Riders born after 2004 that ride a Yamaha YZ125 in their national championship have been gathering points across the season which will be calculated to determine Europe’s fastest young YZ125 riders, of which, the top forty-six will be invited to race at the VELTINS-Arena, in the YZ125 Cup, where the winner will receive a contract to race the 2017 European EMX125 Championship for Yamaha, while the top eight will be invited to attend a week-long motocross camp with the 2008 FIM Motocross World Champion David Philippaerts.”

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