Orradre to retain Yamaha bLU cRU support for 2021 title challenge

Friday, 18 December 2020 08:00 GMT

The Spaniard will also remain inside the Yamaha MS Racing team after a stellar rookie season

Unai Orradre will race onboard a YZF-R3 in the 2021 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship, with Yamaha announcing an agreement to retain the services of one of the standout stars of the 2020 season.

The 16-year-old will continue to work for a second year inside the Yamaha MS Racing team and will once again do so as a Yamaha bLU cRU supported rider, completing the bLU cRU line-up alongside Bahattin Sofuoglu (Biblion Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSSP300).

Orradre burst onto the scene in 2020 with a dominant win at Jerez in the inaugural race of the season, which made him the youngest race winner in WorldSSP300 history. He followed that up with two more podiums at Portimao and Aragon, finishing seventh in the end-of-year standings.

“I’m very happy to be continuing with the bLU cRU next year in the WorldSSP300 championship”, Orradre said. “I think it will be a really good year and hopefully we can challenge for the front positions, win more races and have a shot at the title. Thank you to Yamaha, the Yamaha MS Racing team and everyone for their support”.

Félix Garrido Rojo, Team Manager of Yamaha MS Racing, also reacted: “We are very happy that Unai will continue with us for 2021.  We continue to work with and trust the Yamaha bLU cRU project, which is really giving riders like Unai a great opportunity. He joined us in 2019 and together we lifted the Spanish Junior Superbike title. This year, he got off to a great start, taking victory in the first race in Jerez on the R3 GYTR kitted bike and becoming the youngest rider to win a WorldSSP300 race, while he also achieved several podiums throughout the year. He is a very talented young rider, who is growing a lot and learns very quickly; a phenomenal person and I think he has huge potential. Our goal is to continue training him and preparing him for the higher categories. He is also perfectly integrated within the team, which is fundamental to his confidence. I want to take this opportunity to thank Yamaha for continuing to trust us, and specifically Alberto Barozzi and Andreu Aguilá. I am very proud to be a part of the Yamaha bLU cRU family.”

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