This young Indonesian racer will be trained at the Valentino Rossi Academy


The young Indonesian racer, Aldi Satya Mahendra, will have a valuable opportunity to study at the Valentino Rossi academy. The young man from Yogyakarta was selected to take part in the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp program which was held in Italy on 6-11 June 2022.

This activity is a special moment as well as an important opportunity for 15-year-old Aldi Satya Mahendra to gain knowledge and racing skills-up, as well as better physical training methods.

This will be a special spirit when he returns to the Asia Production 250 (AP250) racing competition, the Asia Road Racing Championship 2022 (ARRC 2022) or national championships.

Indonesian racer Aldi Satya Mahendra Photo: Doc. Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM)

The various trainings undertaken include Flat Track at Motor Ranch Tavullia, Fisio Gym, E-Sport Session, Soft Cross, Track Session, Mini Supermoto, R3 Session at Galliano Park and others. Of course, the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp participants will be trained by professional instructors.

Not only that, Aldi will also meet and be motivated by MotoGP stars, including the presence of the 9-time world champion, Valentino Rossi.

“I feel very happy to take part in the Master Camp because I have always wanted to participate in these activities and finally this year I can achieve it. The preparations that have been made before joining the Master Camp, I have participated in the ARRC Round 2 in Sepang and the results are, Alhamdulillah, quite satisfactory. I also can’t wait to be able to experience training at The Ranch track, as well as meet and train directly with Valentino Rossi who is the world champion and also one of my favorite riders. I hope that by participating in this Master Camp can continue to grow and get the best results, and I can use the knowledge gained later to improve my career as a racer. And interestingly, Maiki Abe, who is the son of Norifumi Abe, will also take part in this training,” said Aldi.

This VR46 Master Camp is a collaboration between Yamaha and VR46 regarding skill and physical sharpening training in Italy. Those selected come from various countries and will undergo joint training with the best riders at the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 levels who are members of the VR46 Riders Academy.

Hopefully Aldi can gain important lessons and valuable experiences in the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp which he will follow to become an important asset for him to compete in national and international racing.