Yamaha YZF R15 One Make Race Championship had a thrilling start as the first round of the race concluded amidst roaring excitement at the Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai. The racing event is part of the Indian National Racing Championship 2011 being organized by Madras Motor Sports Club (MMSC) and the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI).
The First Round witnessed a great deal of enthusiasm from the contestants as both Yamaha and non-Yamaha customers participated in the race.
Official press release
Round I of Yamaha YZF-R15 One Make Race concludes
Bikers hit the track with renewed zeal and style
Chennai, June 6th, 2011: YZF R15 One Make Race Championship had a thrilling start as the first round of the race concluded amidst roaring excitement at the Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai. The racing event is part of the Indian National Racing Championship 2011 being organized by Madras Motor Sports Club (MMSC) and the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI).
The First Round witnessed a great deal of enthusiasm from the contestants as both Yamaha and non-Yamaha customers participated in the race. In the Novice Category, a total of sixty riders took part out of which only seventeen could qualify to participate in the race. In Race 1, Mr. Madhan from Trichy emerged as the winner while Mr. J Allwyn Jebaz from Chennai took the second position followed by Mr. Arjun E.B from Kerela who came third. Race 2 again witnessed Mr. Madhan at first position followed by Mr. J Allwyn Jebaz at second position. Mr. Arun J Pillai from Chennai assumed third position.
The open category (expert) witnessed participation from twenty riders out of which fifteen could qualify to participate in the race. Mr. Shyam Shankar from Chennai assumed first position whereas Mr. Naveen Raj and Mr. Arun J Pillai, both from Chennai took the second and third positions respectively. Mr. Shyam Shankar and Mr. Naveen Raj repeated their feat in Race 2 while Mr. Saravanadas M from Coimbatore came third.
The contestants hit the track on Yamaha’s Super Sports YZF-R15 and experienced the breathtaking acceleration of the bikes. Loaded with true Yamaha racing DNA, YZF-R15 provided complete racing experience to the biking enthusiasts and hands on feel of its power, stability, cornering and braking. Yamaha made their experience more exciting by mounting Daytona Racing Kits in the bikes. These kits are developed using valuable experience gained from MotoGP & World Superbike racing and are designed exclusively for racing purpose in a closed circuit.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Jun Nakata, Director-Sales and Marketing, India Yamaha Motor said, “We are happy to see such level of participation and response from the audience. Events like these give us a very good opportunity to connect with our customers. Motor Sports has always been an integral part of Yamaha and through the R15 One Make Race, we take forward our global legacy of being a brand that is refining the motorcycling culture in India and providing Indian biking enthusiasts a platform to showcase their riding talents.”
The technology in YZF-R15 has percolated from R1 (Deltabox frame/Fuel Injection/6 speed gearbox/styling/Liquid Cooled 4V engine). Just like R1, it is light weight, has power on demand, besides having centralized mass, stopping power, aerodynamics, ergonomics and stability/rigidity, among others. It also has the controllability and manoeuvrability to maximize riding/cornering/braking performance.
Yamaha’s corporate culture has always given special importance to bike racing in India as a way of expressing the ‘spirit of challenge’ that it values so highly. Apart from the R15 One Make Race Championship, Yamaha also organized the Yamaha Riding Clinic earlier this year to give racing tips to biking enthusiasts. With these events, Yamaha aims to take the racing culture and spirit in India to the next level and plans to continue this championship as a valuable step for carrying forward the racing legacy in the country.
About India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd.
Yamaha made its initial foray into India in 1985. In August 2001, Yamaha India became a 100% subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, Japan (YMC). In 2008, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. entered into an agreement with YMC to become a joint-investor in the motorcycle manufacturing company “India Yamaha Motor Private Limited (IYM)”.
IYM operates from its state-of-the-art manufacturing units at Surajpur in Uttar Pradesh and Faridabad in Haryana and produces motorcycles both for domestic & export markets. With a strong workforce of more than 2,000 employees, IYM is highly customer-driven and has a countrywide network of over 400 dealers. Presently, its product portfolio includes VMAX (1,679cc), MT01 (1,670cc), YZF-R1 (998cc), FZ1 (998cc), Fazer (153cc), FZ-S (153cc), FZ16 (153cc), SZ, SZ-X & SZ-R (153cc), YZF-R15 (150cc), SS125 (123cc), YBR 125 (123cc), YBR 110 (106cc) and Crux (106cc).