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1. Parties involved in R3 bLU cRU Challenge | UK 2018

a) Yamaha Motor Europe N.V., Branch UK ., (hereinafter referred to as "YMEUK");

b) MotorSport Vision Racing. (hereinafter referred to as "MSVR");

c) Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme or its representative member federations (hereinafter referred to as "FIM").

2. Involvement of parties

a) YMEUK sets the structure and rules for the R3 bLU cRU Challenge | UK (hereinafter referred to as the “Challenge”) and is responsible for managing the marketing and promotional rights of the Challenge and is in charge of the interaction between the stakeholders involved in the Challenge;

b) MSVR is the commercial and organization rights holder of British and International level circuit racing in the United Kingdom. Accordingly it manages the television rights for the Challenge and is in charge of organising the British Junior Supersport Championship (including fuel, tires and insurance);

c) The FIM is the world governing body of motorcycling and publishes regulations in respect of the FIM World Supersport 300 Championship. The FIM is represented throughout the world by its member federations known as FNMRs. They issue licenses and start permissions for riders in their territory.

3. Structure of the Challenge

a) British Junior Supersport ChampionshipThe Challenge will be an integrated part of the British Junior Supersport Championship, in which the registered Yamaha riders will have their own ranking.

4. Participation Requirements

a) Participation in the Challenge is restricted to riders born between 1 January 1998 (20) [up to and including 31 December 2004 (minimum age is 14). The riders participating in the Challenge will be selected by the YMEUK Racing Committee;

b) The rider must be in possession of a valid competition license, and if required, start permission, issued by his/her FMN and race with a Yamaha YZR-R3 in the British Junior Supersport Championship;

c) Participating riders must use the R3 bLU cRU Challenge | UK bike livery and layout design for riding gear and paddock apparel, provided by YMEUK, from the start of the Challenge and throughout the season, attached 1, 2 and 3.

d) The selected riders are obliged to attend the Challenge, unless prevented as a result of force majeure (such as injury, severe health problems).

5. Registration Instructions

a) To register for participation in the Challenge, the rider must complete the registration form and return to their chosen official UK Yamaha Dealer;

b) In order to be considered valid, the registration form needs to be signed by both the rider and (one of) the rider's parents or legal guardian (in the event of a minor rider) and the official UK Yamaha Dealer;

c) All the information provided by the rider must be complete and correct and will be verified by YMEUK. YMEUK reserves the right to exclude a rider from participation in the Challenge at any time if it is found that the information provided by the rider is incomplete and/or incorrect.

6. Challenge riders benefits

a) The winner of the National R3 bLU cRU Challenge | UK will secure a slot in the 2019 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge, which will see a maximum of eight riders competing onboard Yamaha R3s in the WorldSSP300 Championship, as well as being invited to a bLU cRU Masterclass, where they will be given the chance to learn from their heroes (bLU cRU ambassadors).

b) Runners up (2nd and 3rd) of the National R3 bLU cRU Challenge | UK will also be invited to a bLU cRU Masterclass, and will have the opportunity to compete for one of the remaining slots in the 2019 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge. The eight (maximum) riders will benefit from the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge rider package, dedicated to supporting young riders in the international racing environment. This includes racing kit parts, a race service support at the track, a full paddock clothing kit, hospitality during the race week and learning time with official Yamaha bLU cRU ambassador riders. The riders will participate in the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge within the WorldSSP300 championship.

c) The top rider, in the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge, at the end of the season will move up the racing pyramid with a Yamaha supported ride in a higher class (WSS-European Championship) the following year (2020).

7. FIM European SSP Championship 2020 participation conditions

a) The winner of the R3 bLU cRU Challenge | WSSP300 will be awarded with a bLU cRU Masterclass and participation in the FIM European SSP Championship for the 2020 season;

b) The rider will be supported by Yamaha under the conditions of a contract to be agreed with a Team selected by Yamaha Motor Europe;

c) The rider participating in the FIM European SS cup will have to follow the rules and instructions of Yamaha Motor Europe and the team, including sponsorship agreements.

d) If the winner of the R3 bLU cRU Challenge | WSSP300 isnot able to accept to this award, Yamaha Motor Europe will decide whether or not to select other challenge riders.

8. Costs

a) All the participation costs of the R3 bLU cRU Challenge | UK inherent to the participation of a rider in the British Junior Supersport Championship, will be borne by the rider/team, including but not limited to costs: MSVR registration fee, transport and logistics, bike purchase and running costs, parts, mechanical assistance and FIM competition license fee;

b) There is no separate registration or participation fee for the R3 bLU cRU Challenge | UK (excluding championship licensing and participation fees stipulated by the FIM national member federation and/or MSVR);

9. Insurance

a) Each rider shall be insured under the conditions following from its respective FIM license issuing authority and MSVR championship conditions which insurance is included in the registration fees due under the participation of the rider in the British Junior Supersport Championship;

b) The indemnity and liability clauses are set by the insurance policy included in the FIM and national federation licenses and apply;c) The rider acknowledges and accepts the risks and hazards resulting from participation in the Challenge. YME and/or its branches are excluded from any liability in case of any accident that causes any injury, permanent disability or death.

10. Cancellation of events

For any reason, and without prior notice, YMEUK reserves the right to at its own discretion and at any time change or cancel, in whole or in part, (the Terms and Conditions) the Challenge.

11. Image rights

The rider grants or procures the grant, free of charge until 31st December 2019 and without limitation in time for historical purposes for materials made prior to 31st December 2019 and without limitation in time or territory, to YMEUK the exclusive right to use rider's name, rider's personal racing number design(s), signature, initials, likeness, including photographed portraits, film, video, CD-/DVD-ROM and any other footage or comments by electronic means of rider, and comments and opinions, in connection with advertisements, promotional activities and the sale of motorcycles and other products manufactured and/or sold by YMEUK.

12. Term

This Agreement shall come into effect at point of registration, once confirmed by the dealer, and shall automatically expire on 31st December 2019 without the notification of either YMEUK or rider being required.

13. Final provisions

a) By registering for the Challenge and signing the registration form, the rider agrees with the Terms & Conditions and authorizes YMEUK to process and use the information provided. The rider acknowledges YMEUK's right to process and use the data for registration and communication purposes under the laws of the Great Britain;

b) The rider agrees that any disputes in connection to (participation in) the Challenge, including the use of the information provided by the rider to YMEUK, shall be resolved in court.

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