Second round of Yamaha 2012 YZF R15 held at Madras Motor Race Track on 10th/11th August

Madras Motor Race Track played host to the second round of YZF R15 One Make race Championship 2012 this weekend. There will be three more rounds to this championship which will end of the 23rd of December 2012. This event has been organized as a part of the Indian National racing Championship 2012.

There are two categories for this race event namely: novice and open. Selections for the novice category were held on the 10th of August while selections for the open category are scheduled for the 11th of august 2012. There will be 15 participants who will be selected from the novice and open categories. These participants will take part in the race events for their category to be held the day after the selections.

The riders will be provided with YZF R15 2.0 bikes with Daytona racing kits. These kits have been designed keeping in mind conditions of closed circuit racing. Racing through this circuit one will be able to feel the power, handling and stability of the bike. Racing technology used in the R15 has been derived from the R1 and includes features like a Deltabox frame, Fuel Injection, 6 speed gearbox, styling and a Liquid Cooled 4V engine. The best part of this event is that winners will be representing India at the Yamaha ASEAN Cup which will be held at a later date this year. More on Yamaha India Racing and registration for YZF R15 One Make Race Championship 2012, click here.

Read the press release below for more information.

News Release

Yamaha kick-starts the Second Round of YZF R15 One Make Race Championship 2012

Chennai, August, 2012: After an exciting first round of the YZF-R15 One Make Race Championship, the second round of the championship has commenced at the Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai. This championship will be followed by 3 more rounds and will conclude on 23rd December 2012. The racing event is being 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 race will be held in two categories – Novice and Open. The qualifying round for the Novice category was held on 10th August, 2012 and for the Open category it is scheduled on 11th August, 2012. The top 15 participants in the qualifying rounds of both Novice & Open category will participate in the two races of their respective category on the next day.

The contestants will hit the track on Yamaha’s Super Sports YZF- R15 version 2.0 and experience the breathtaking acceleration of the bike on the race circuit. Loaded with true Yamaha racing DNA, YZF- R15 will provide a complete racing experience to the biking aficionados and hands on feel of its power, stability, cornering and braking. Yamaha will make their experience more exciting by fitting 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 purposes in a closed circuit.

The winners of the R15 One make Race championship 2012 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, the R15 Championship which is one of the biggest initiatives by Yamaha to take racing culture to new heights in India has proved to be very successful in its aim to inculcate the racing spirit as well as promote safe biking culture in the country.


Motor Sports has always been an integral part of Yamaha’s corporate culture since the company’s incorporation and is a way of expressing the ‘spirit of challenge’ that it values so highly. We have been organizing Racing Championships in India since 2008. We plan to inculcate the true racing spirit among the Indian biking enthusiasts and aim to take the racing culture to new heights within the country.

After an overwhelming response of R15 ONE MAKE RACE CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 & RIDING CLINIC 2010 & 2011, INDIA YAMAHA MOTOR PVT. LTD. announces the next season of its races “YAMAHA R15 ONE MAKE RACE CHAMPIONSHIP-2011” as a part of MMSC FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship 2011. We at “Yamaha” take this opportunity to invite you with your family & friends to participate in the YZF R15 Class. The Yamaha R15 one make race championship is an open championship for both Yamaha and Non Yamaha customers.

With good racing track facility coming up in India, our aim is to provide true experience of Racing Instinct and Unmatched Performance to young biking enthusiast. To make their experience more exciting the YZF R15s would be modified with DAYTONA RACING KIT. The Racing kit includes Muffler Assembly, Open ECU, High raise Cam Shaft and Petal shaped Disc.

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 & 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), FZ (153cc), SZ, SZ-X & SZ-R (153cc), YZF-R15 Version 2.0 (150cc), SS125 (123cc), YBR 125 (123cc), YBR 110 (106cc) and Crux (106cc).