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Final round of Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0 One Make Race Championship rounds off in style with much fervor & excitement

Chennai, 23rd September 2018: The final championship round of the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0 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 2018.

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 3.0 on the race circuit. The revolutionary VVA system and the A&S Clutch introduced with the new YZF-R15 Version 3.0 delivers torquey top-end power resulting in linear acceleration, high performance character along with smooth and enjoyable downshifts.

The results of the Championship are as below:




Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 One Make Race Novice Category Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 One Make Race Championship 2018 Overall
Race 1 Race 2
Winner: Varun Sobhan – Cherthala, Kerala

1st Runner Up: Ajai Xavier – Pune

2nd Runner Up:Hari Prasath R.S – Vellore

Winner: Varun Sobhan – Cherthala, Kerala

1st Runner Up: Abhimanyu Gautam – Jind, Haryana

2nd Runner Up: Sanjay Kumar – Coimbatore

Winner: Varun Sobhan – Cherthala, Kerala

1st Runner Up: Ajai Xavier – Pune

2nd Runner Up:Hari Prasath R.S – Vellore

YZF-R15 Version 3.0 is a high-level fusion of a universal sense of beauty and an expression of speed that balances the design and styling, along with the cockpit that also has a serious and aggressive look. Yamaha enthused more excitement to the racing experiences by fitting Daytona racing kits in the motorcycles. These kits developed using valuable experiences gained from Moto GP & World Superbike Racing are designed exclusively for racing purposes in a closed circuit.




Commenting on the occasion, Ravinder Singh, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Planning,   Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said, “Continuing with Yamaha’s commitment to provide world-class technology, thrill and excitement through its initiatives, Yamaha Make One Race has been extremely popular among racing enthusiasts and the auto-fraternity. With the brand’s unique efforts of reaching out to the talented riders and offering them with an opportunity to ride on the track is creating waves amongst the public. Yamaha looks forward to keep its loyalists engaged and enthralled through more such endeavors.”

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 Version 3.0 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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