2012 Yamaha YZF-R15 One Make Race Championships second leg winners at Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT)

2012 Yamaha YZF-R15 One Make Race Championships second leg winners at Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT)

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Yamaha YZF-R15 One Make Race Championship – Season 2012 got off to its second round at Chennai over the weekend at the Madras Motor Race Track. It saw a group of bikers participate with much enthusiasm and passion at an event organized as part of Indian National Racing Championships 2012.

There were two categories in this event, one of which was held for beginners and the other was an open category. Riders were provided with YZF R-15 2.0 bikes with Daytona racing kits which have been designed keeping in mind the closed circuit racing conditions. Winners of this event will be representing India in the Yamaha ASEAN Cup which will be held later this year.

Speed, excitement and enthusiasm seemed to rule the day as Yamaha enthusiasts witnessed these events which saw a total number of 60 participants in the Novice category. In Race 1 in this category, R Ramesh Kumar was the winner with Arun Muthukrishnan coming in second while Meka Vidhuraj was third. In Race 2, Prem Hari was the winner while Rahul G Rathod came in second and Sandesh P was third. Open Category saw a total of 30 participants. In Race 1, Shyam Shankar was declared as winner with Sudhakar Kesavan and M Sudhakar in second and third place respectively. In Race 2, D Dinesh Kumar was in first place with Shyam Shankar and M Sudhakar in second and third place respectively.

News release:

Second Leg of Yamaha YZF-R15 One Make Race Championship – Season 2012 rounds off in style

After an exciting first round of the YZF-R15 One Make Race Championship, the second round of the championship concluded today at the Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai, with bikers blazing the track with much gusto and thrill. This championship will be followed by 3 more rounds and will conclude on 23rd December 2012. The racing event has been organized in association with the Madras Motor Sports Club (MMSC) and the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) and is a part of the Indian National Racing Championship 2012.

The championship witnessed a great deal of enthusiasm from the contestants as both Yamaha and non-Yamaha customers participated in the race.

The Race Results were as follows:

RESULTS

YAMAHA R15 NOVICE

Total no. of participants: 60 riders

RACE 1

WINNER: MR. R RAMESH KUMAR

1ST RUNNER UP: MR. ARUN MUTHUKRISHNAN

2ND RUNNER UP: MR. MEKA VIDHURAJ

RACE 2

WINNER: MR. S. PREM HARI

1ST RUNNER UP: MR. RAHUL G RATHOD

2ND RUNNER UP: MR. SANDESH P

YAMAHA R15 OPEN

Total no. of participants: 30 riders

RACE 1

WINNER: MR. SHYAM SHANKAR

1ST RUNNER UP: MR. SUDHAKAR KESAVAN

2ND RUNNER UP: MR. M SUDHAKAR

RACE 2

WINNER: MR. D DINESH KUMAR

1ST RUNNER UP: MR. SHYAM SHANKAR

2ND RUNNER UP: MR. M SUDHAKAR

The contestants got on the track on Yamaha’s Super Sports YZF-R15 and experienced the breathtaking acceleration of the bike on a race circuit. 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 & marketing, India Yamaha Motor said, “The second season of the YZF-R15 One Make Race Championship has witnessed tremendous fervor and enthusiasm. We are happy with the kind of response we’ve been receiving throughout this championship. Through our innovative racing events like the Riding Clinic and R15 Racing Championships, we take forward our global legacy of being a brand that is refining the motorcycling culture in India by giving them an opportunity to represent the country on international platforms. The winners of last year’s R15 One Make race championships gave a fine performance at the recently held SUGO race in Japan.”

This year the winners will be representing India Yamaha Motor at the Yamaha ASEAN Cup 2012 to be held later this year.

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 maneuverability 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.  Their racing endeavors especially the R15 One Make race Championship is one of the biggest initiatives by Yamaha that has proved to be very successful in its aim to inculcate the racing spirit as well as promote safe biking culture in the country.