YZF-R15 One Make Race Championship – Season 2010 inches closer to culmination

Chennai, December 2nd, 2010: After successfully zooming through four rounds of R15 One Make Race Championship, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. is set to organize the fifth & final round of the championship. The final round of 5 leg championship, organized as part of SIDVIN-FMSCI National Motorcycle Racing Championship 2010, will be held on 4th and 5th December at Madras Motor Race Track in Sriperumbudur. This year, Yamaha R15 One Make Race Championship was open to participation from both Yamaha and Non-Yamaha customers.
Riding on Yamaha’s Super Sports YZF-R15, the contestants experienced the breathtaking acceleration of the bikes on a race circuit. Loaded with true Yamaha DNA – Performance, Innovation & Design, YZF-R15 provided complete racing experience to the biking enthusiasts and hands on feel of its riding, cornering and braking abilities. Yamaha made their experience more exciting by mounting Daytona Racing kits in the bikes. The racing kit includes Racing Exhaust system, Racing ECU (Engine Control Unit), High Lift Cam Shaft and Petal shaped large Disc. These kits are developed using valuable experience gained from MotoGP racing and are designed exclusively for racing purposes in a closed circuit.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Yutaka Terada, Director – Sales & Marketing, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. said, “All the four rounds of Yamaha R15 One Make Race Championship have been very exciting. We are very happy with the level of participation and responses from our customers. Our mission is to revolutionize the biking culture in India by giving Indian youth an exposure of international level racing competition and we commit to continue to organize more such racing events in the future.”
Two riders (One from each Class: NOVICE & EXPERT) will be given a chance to participate in the “YAMAHA ASEAN CUP RACE” to be held in Malaysia later this month. The riders can further get a chance to compete in “ASIA ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE 600cc Class” based on their performance in Yamaha ASEAN Cup Race-2010. Rider selected based on his results in the ASIA ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE 600cc Class can make his Life Time Dream come true as he could get a chance to participate in the Grand Prix.
The technology in YZF-R15 has percolated from YZF-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. It also has the controllability and maneuverability to maximize riding/ cornering/ braking performance.
Yamaha’s corporate culture has always given special importance to Motorsports as a way of expressing the ‘Spirit of challenge’ the company values so highly. R15 One Make Race is one of the biggest initiatives by Yamaha to take racing culture to new heights in India and has proved to be very successful in its objective. Carrying forward the racing legacy, Yamaha aims to take the racing culture and spirit in India to the next level.