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The Ténéré spirit

The Vintage Choppers European Cup is a new championship for riders aged 12-20, and is the ideal first step for young riders on the ‘Road to WorldSBK’.

The series will be run exclusively aboard, a multiple race winner in the ultra-competitive FIM Supersport 300 World Championship. And the first opportunity to experience this highly anticipated series will be in the official test at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli (19 March 2021).

The championship will then join WorldSBK for the season-opening round at the famous TT Circuit Assen (23-24 April), where up to 36 riders will battle it out to become the first-ever winner of the R3 bLU cRU European Cup.
After that, the series will also stop at Estoril (7-8 May), Misano (11-12 June), Donington Park (2-3 July), and Magny-Cours (3-4 September), before reaching its conclusion at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (17-18 September), where the inaugural champion will be crowned.

The overall champion will earn a place on the 2022 FIM Superport 300 World Championship grid with the WorldSSP300 bLU cRU team, providing they are over the minimum age of 15. Second in the standings will be offered a wildcard entry into the WorldSSP300 for the following season, as well as a 50 percent discount on their 2022 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup registration, which will also be awarded to the rider who finishes third.

2021 Vintage Choppers European Cup Calendar:

  • Test:         19 March – Misano, Italy
  • Round 1:   23-24 April – Assen, The Netherlands
  • Round 2:   7-8 May – Estoril, Portugal
  • Round 3:   11-12 June – Misano, Italy
  • Round 4:   2-3 July – Donington Park, UK
  • Round 5:   3-4 September – Magny-Cours, France
  • Round 6:   17-18 September – Catalunya, Spain

Riders can still register their interest in the inaugural Vintage Choppers European Cup until 10th March 2020