2012 YZF-R15 One Make Race Championship by Yamaha to commence on June 1 2012

Friday 01 June 2012, 01:27 AM by

Yamaha India has announced the third edition of its YZF-R15 One Make Race Championship after two successful seasons in the past. June 1 2012 marks the commencement of the championship at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore, where the first round will be flagged off. After the inaugural race of the season, five more rounds will be held, before the championship ends on September 30 2012. Madras Motor Sports Club (MMSC) and Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) have joined hands with Yamaha to host this championship. The event falls under the ambit of the Indian National Racing Championship 2012.

In the event, the participants will be divided into Novice and Open categories. On June 1 2012, the qualifying rounds for the Novice category will be held, while the same will be organised for the Open category the following day. On June 3 2012, two separate races will be held between the top 15 qualifiers of both the categories.

Yamaha’s Super Sports YZF - R15 version 2.0 will be the bike that the contestants will ride in the event. The unparalleled acceleration of the-two wheeler will render them with an unmatched experience on the race circuit. Biking enthusiasts can get the firsthand experience of the power, stability, cornering and braking of YZF – R15, which bring the key elements of the spirit of Yamaha racing to the fore. Adding to the adrenaline rush will be the Daytona Racing Kits that will be fitted into the bikes by the company. These kits, which are designed specially for closed-circuit racing, have been built by leveraging on experience garnered in MotoGP and World Superbike racing. At the Yamaha ASEAN Cup 2012, the winners of the two categories will race on behalf of India Yamaha Motor.

Director, Sales and Marketing, India Yamaha Motor, Jun Nakata, stated, “We are happy to be back with our annual racing event which all the racing enthusiasts eagerly look forward to. This is a great opportunity for them to hone and display their skills in motorcycle racing. We have already organized this year’s Riding Clinic which proved to be very helpful for the racers most of whom would be seen participating in the R15 One Make race as well. The idea behind conducting such riding events is to identify and nurture talent in India that will one day be capable of representing India at the MotoGP races.” He added, “I would also like to extend my best wishes to Mr. S Shankar and Mr. Dinesh Kumar, the winners from last year’s R15 One Make Race championship 2011. They will be representing us at The SUGO Race in Japan in June this year.”

Technologies like Deltabox frame, Fuel Injection, 6 speed gearbox, styling and Liquid Cooled 4V engine featured in YZF-R15 have been taken from the R1. Apart from having centralised mass, stopping power, aerodynamics, ergonomics and stability, the new bike is light in weight and offers power on demand, just like the R1. In order to enhance riding, cornering and braking performance, this bike boasts of superior controllability and manoeuvrability.

Bike racing in India is held in high regards in the company's corporate culture, as it is the best way to express its highly-valued 'spirit of challenge'. For this purpose and to take bike racing to another level in the country, Yamaha initiated the R15 Championship, which is one of the largest initiatives started by it. The championship proved quite effective in promoting the culture of safe biking and the racing spirit in India.

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