2018 was a very tough year for him, but now Makar Yurchenko has a new opportunity to prove his skills in Moto3 World Championship. Boé Skull Rider Mugen Race team (formerly known as RBA Racing) has announced that the Kazakh rising star will ride their second KTM. Yurchenko will join 2017 Red Bull Rookies Cup Champion Kazuki Masaki, who’s been re-signed after a good debut season.
As previously said, Yurchenko had much trouble throughout 2018. The former CEV Moto3 contestant had landed to World Championship thanks to CIP – Green Power and the start wasn’t bad, as he scored points in three races out of seven. But after achieving his best season result at Montmeló (12th), he was replaced by Stefano Nepa from the following GP (Assen). Later on, he took part in Malaysian GP with Snipers Team, who later signed him for 2019. However, some more trouble came: the team owned by Mirko Cecchini decided to give Romano Fenati a second chance and the one paying for it was Yurchenko itself.
Many problems affected the Kazakh’s latest career stage, but 2019 will see him back in World Championship and hopefully, this time it will go much better.
Translated by Alessandro Palma