Motorsports is something we Indians have been deviod of. Be it lack of resources or blame it on the lack of public interest that stopped this field of sports from getting enough attention. But that doesn’t mean that there was a lack of talent here. And now as the oppurtunities open up, there is a rise in the number of the participating racers and India is successfully making its presence felt.
“So how does one start” is the first thing that comes to your mind, if you want to start that is.
As they say, where there is a will, theres a way. And in this case there are manufacturers like Yamaha, who know the importance of motorsports and how difficult it is to pursuit when you live in a developing country like ours.
One-make series help yourself familiarize with the track and the competetion too. This year the R15 Championship was organised at the MMRT on 5th and 6th of June as a part of the SIDVIN NMRC 2010. The biggest change was that now even the non-Yamaha owners could also race. The event saw a total of 86 entries in the novice class and 13 in the expert class.
A total of 5 rounds will complete the 2010 Championship. The 2 lucky(and deserving) drivers, one from each novice and expert category, who perform well enough to win and thus impress, will get a chance to race in the Yamaha ASEAN Cup in Malaysia. And if they continue to win, they will can get a chance in the 600cc Asia Road Race Championship. And the one who crosses this barrier too will get a chance to race in the Grand Prix.
Mr. Yutaka Terada, Director – Sales & Marketing, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. said, “Motor Sports is an integral part of our Brand Image. It has always been Yamaha’s endeavor to promote motor sports along with safe biking. There are thousands of our customers who want to participate in these events for the love of the sport & thrill. This also gives us the opportunity to come closer to our consumers as they get to experience the true racing instinct of YZF – R15. The event has been extremely successful and this can be seen from the huge participation of the bike enthusiasts.”
We will update you on other details soon. Stay tuned!