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Final round of Yamaha YZF-R15 One Make Race Championship concludes

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

The final round of the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R15 One Make Race Championship concluded today at the Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai after some brilliant racing by trained riders amidst enthusiastic response from the spectators.    

Like all other years, the Madras Motor Race Track was thronged by biking and racing aficionados to witness the skill of the trained racers. 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 2017.

 The race was held this year in Novice Category with a total of 40 participants. Out of the total, the top 20 performing participants in the qualifying round of Novice category were selected for Championship race for the podium finish.

During the contest, the racers experienced the breathtaking acceleration of Yamaha’s YZF-R15 version 2.0 on the race circuit. Loaded with true Yamaha racing DNA, YZF- R15 provided a complete racing experience to the biking aficionados and hands on feel of its power, stability, cornering and braking. The bikes with specially fitted Daytona Racing Kits contributed to a thrilling experience for the racers. 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 results of the Championship are as below:

Yamaha YZF-R15 One Make Race Novice Category Yamaha YZF-R15 One Make Race Championship 2017 Overall
Race 1 Race 2
Winner: Sai Rahil Pillarishetty

1st Runner Up: Nithish Kumar M

2nd Runner Up: Aswin Kumar

Winner: Nithish Kumar M

1st Runner Up: Sai Rahil Pillarishetty

2nd Runner Up: Akshay VM

Winner: Nithish Kumar M

1st Runner Up: Sai Rahil Pillarishetty

2nd Runner Up: Aditya Rao Immaneni

 The technology in YZF-R15 has percolated from YZF-R1 (Delta box frame/Fuel Injection/6 speed gearbox/styling/Liquid Cooled 4V engine). Just like YZF-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 immensely.  Their racing endeavors, the YZF-R15 One Make Race 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. 

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Parichay Malvankar

Parichay Malvankar

Founder, owner and editor-in-chief of www.Shifting-Gears.com; a born gearhead, nothing apart from a set of wheels gets his pulse racing.