Motorcycling Australia (MA) has announced a partnership with Yamaha Motor Australia and the newly announced Oceania Rookies Cup, with bLU cRU becoming the official naming rights partner for the next two years.

Launching in 2019, the bLU cRU Oceania Rookies Cup will be an all-inclusive road race academy for young junior riders to show off their talents on a national stage, with the door open to all kids aged 11 to under 16 regardless of experience.

MA’s Operations Director, Martin Port shared; “We are very pleased to announce a partnership with Yamaha Motor Australia through its bLU cRU program. Yamaha’s commitment to junior development is profound and the possibilities are endless, with the bLU cRU Oceania Rookies Cup kicking off in 2019. This will be an accessible program that will support Juniors on and off the track. I couldn’t think of a better bike than the YZF-R15 for this cup and a more fitting partner with bLU cRU right behind it.”

The Cup will provide riders with everything they need to take to the track for the affordable price of $7,750AUD (excluding travel and accommodation) for the entire season! Don’t forget that the program will include entries, garage space, the use of a race ready Yamaha YZF-R15, transportation of the bike, mechanical support, full racing gear and so much more.

Junior development is at the core of the bLU cRU program and that is precisely why Yamaha Motor Australia have backed the academy. The bLU cRU Oceania Rookies Cup will be a perfect platform for young juniors to develop their skills before moving up to towards the Australian Supersport 300.

Yamaha believe in the natural progression of this program as riders start on a YZF-R15, which then leads them to a YZF-R3, YZF-R6 and finally the YZF-R1 Superbike. That’s the bLU cRU philosophy.

bLU cRU Oceania Rookies Cup

bLU cRU Oceania Rookies Cup

Yamaha Motor Australia’s Motorsports Division Manager, Ray Howard commented; “The bLU cRU Oceania Rookies Cup is the proving ground for future champions and the starting point for a potentially long and successful road racing career for bLU cRU riders. Powered by the aspiration delivered by Yamaha’s MotoGP riders, and right the way down to the local YRT team, the Oceania Rookies will embark on an exciting journey. A journey that can take them into the R3 Cup and SS300 class racing on a twin cylinder YZF-R3 and then onto the dominant model in the Supersport class – the YZF-R6. The R-series models offer a platform to excel at every level – much like in the MX space where junior riders can start on YZ65 in the YZ65 Cup and progress all the way up to the reigning MX1 champion YZ450F.”

“bLU cRU is the environment that brings Yamaha’s blue and white world together in one space no matter your age or riding level. Our aim is to expand the number of junior riders signing up for road racing and to offer a stable platform to launch a successful career. By making it super easy and affordable to race, the bLU cRU Oceania Rookies Cup is the perfect entry point for riders hoping to become the next Valentino Rossi. And because Rossi is a member of the bLU cRU – as well as the youngest rookie in the Cup – there is a direct connection that makes the aspiration more real.”

bLU cRU Oceania Rookies Cup

bLU cRU Oceania Rookies Cup

Featuring as part of the ASBK Championship, the six round Oceania Rookies Cup will kick off at the 2019 Official ASBK Test before following a nationwide program around the country.

As a truly interactive development academy, those participating will be coached by former MotoGP superstars, developing their riding styles while gaining a truly unique insight into the art of race craft. In addition, off track activities will include media and PR development and a focus on developing the true value of good sportsmanship.

bLU cRU Oceania Rookies Cup – Who can apply

  • Competitors aged between 11 to under 16 years of age (as of January 1st, 2019) can register their interest to be a part of the first ever Oceania Rookies Cup season.

bLU cRU Oceania Rookies Cup – What’s included

  • Entries for 1 x Official ASBK Test
  • Entries for 6 x Rounds of the program
  • Garage space at each round
  • Loan of a race prepped Yamaha YZF-R15 *
  • Transportation of the race prepped Yamaha YZF-R15 to each event
  • Pre-event service of the race prepped Yamaha YZF-R15 and onsite technical support at each event
  • New race tyres for each round (wets when required)
  • Up to $1000 spare parts budget
  • Full racing gear supplied including Oceania Rookies Cup signature leathers, helmet, boots and gloves – and it’s all yours to keep
  • Oceania Rookies Cup team uniform

Opportunity to Register your Interest is now available, just head to and fill out your details today. The opportunity will close October 31st, so don’t miss out!

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