Round one of the YZF-R15 One Make Race Championship comes to an end amidst much fanfare

Monday 04 June 2012, 23:41 PM by

The first round of the 2012 YZF-R15 One Make Race Championship concluded at the Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore after starting in an exciting manner. There was a huge crowd of racing aficionados at the Kari Motor Speedway to cheer the racers. The championship which will conclude on 30th September 2012 has 4 more rounds to go before it comes to an end. A part of the Indian National Racing Championship 2012, this championship was held in partnership with Madras Motor Sports Club (MMSC) and the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI). There was high level of excitement amongst the contestants who were both Yamaha and non-Yamaha contenders.

There were a total of 60 participants of novice category in round one, out of which the top 16 qualified for the race. There were two races held for the qualifiers of the novice category. In 1st race, Sandesh P emerged as the winner, followed by R Ramesh Kumar and Shamilsen being 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up, respectively. However, Sandesh and Ramesh Kumar swapped places in the second race while Meka Vidhuraj was 2nd Runner-up.

On the other hand, total participants in open class were 20 in strength out of which top 16 qualified for the races. While Shyam Shankar was the winner of the 1st race, S.K. Prakash and S. Padmanabhan were 1st and 2nd runner-up, respectively. In 2nd race, Shyam Shankar retained his title and D. Dinesh Kumar was declared 1st runner-up and M.Sudhakar as 2nd runner-up

At the Yamaha ASEAN Cup 2012 to be held later this year, the winners of the R15 One Make Race Championship 2012 will represent India Yamaha Motor. The racers got the first hand experience of the brilliant acceleration provided by the Yamaha’s Super Sports YZF- R15 version 2.0 on the race track. YZF- R15 with its power, stability, cornering and braking provides a full-on racing experience to the contestants and comes loaded with the true Yamaha racing genes. The experience will be sourced more adrenaline by the Daytona Racing Kits fitted in these bikes by Yamaha. Designed specially for the closed circuit racing, Yamaha utilised the experience accumulated over MotoGP & World Superbike racing to develop these kits.

The coveted R1 from Yamaha has lent technologies like Deltabox frame, Fuel Injection, 6 speed gearbox, styling and Liquid Cooled 4V engine to the YZF-R15. The new bike is light weight, provides power on will, centralised mass, aerodynamics, ergonomics stopping power and stability matching with that of R1. To maximise riding, cornering and braking performance, it provides excellent controllability and manoeuvrability.

To highlight it’s much valued 'spirit of challenge', Yamaha encourages bike racing in the country as part of its corporate culture. The R15 Championship is one of the major steps taken by the company to take the bike racing to yet another level in the country. The racing endeavour proved to be highly successful as well to promote the safe biking culture and encourage the racing spirit in the country.

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