IN a bid to create an affordable and hassle free entry into road racing Yamaha is planning to launch a one model race series aimed at attracting new riders, utilising a modified YZF-R3.
The company is calling for serious expressions of interest in the cup race series, designed to be raced on an entirely level playing field, with all hassles normally associated with road racing removed.
The Australian based Yamaha Racing Development team has developed a road race kit specifically for this model, aimed at getting the best out of the twin cylinder 321cc sports bike.
The technical regulations are being developed by Motorcycling Australia in conjunction with Yamaha and allowable modifications to the stock machine are minimal in order to keep costs down. Yamaha plan to offer the bikes and kits as a package at a bargain price that would be well under the cost of building an R3 race bike seperately.
Racers will contest a minimum of a five round series – as part of the ASBK winter 2016 series beginning in March – with practice, qualifying and three races over the event weekend.
Prizes will be provided for each age group commensurate with the level of expertise and achievement with the ultimate prize slated to be a brand new YZF-R6.
The race series is aimed at junior MX, dirt track and short circuit riders who want to try road racing but may be discouraged by the current expense of buying, building, and running a road racing machine.
Potential riders interested in competing in the series should contact Yamaha Racing development at firstname.lastname@example.org