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Aug 14, 2013

Kyle Wyman Racing To Field Malaysian Rider Hafizh Syahrin In AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Races At Indy

GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson: Hafizh Syahrin (86) and Marc Marquez (93). Photo courtesy Kyle Wyman Racing.
FRANKFORT, IN -- Kyle Wyman Racing is pleased to announce that Malaysian Moto2 standout Hafizh Syahrin will join the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series with support from his sponsor, PETRONAS. Syahrin will debut his #55 PETRONAS KWR XR1200 during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP this coming weekend.

"I can't express how excited I am to have Hafizh competing on a KWR XR1200," stated Kyle Wyman, Owner. "I've watched him race as a wild card in multiple Moto2 events around the world and I believe he will have something for the field in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson races at Indianapolis. I'm eager to see how Hafizh adapts to the big-twin and am looking forward to the added attention he will bring to the series."

Syahrin, 19, who currently sits 3rd in the 2013 Spanish CEV Moto2 Championship, competes under the PETRONAS Talent Development Program, a multi-faceted motorsports enterprise designed to uncover and develop talented young athletes in both two and four wheeled international competition.

"Team PETRONAS Raceline Malaysia is proud to team up with Kyle Wyman Racing and have Hafizh on board in view of their racing experience with the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley Davidson series," stated Barry Leong, team manager of Raceline Malaysia. "Another bonus point for this trip is that Hafizh will be racing in conjunction with the MotoGP round where it will be the in the only calendar weekend where the extended circuit is run. We always explore possibilities for Hafizh to gain more race exposure in targeted GP circuits and Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one that we look forward to."

Syahrin will compete on a Harley-Davidson XR1200 for the first time and will ride across the famed Brickyard for the first time, but the young rider says it is about the learning experience.

“Indianapolis will be quite exciting as I will be racing on a Harley-Davidson XR1200 bike for the first time," said Syahrin, "I will try my best to exploit the bike to its full potential. My aim is to learn the track as much as I can and hopefully bring something back from this once in a lifetime experience.”

For more information on the KWR XR1200 Rental Program or information on AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series competition, contact

About Kyle Wyman Racing:
KWR was established in 2011 by Kyle Wyman as a racing operations corporation focused on sustainable motorcycle racing ventures in the AMA Pro Road Racing Series. KWR currently operates the Millennium Technologies Triumph Daytona Sportbike Team, KWR/Spyke's H-D XR1200 Racing Team and the KWR XR1200 Rental Program.

PETRONAS, the acronym for Petroliam Nasional Berhad, was incorporated on 17 August 1974 and is vested with the ownership and control of the petroleum resources in Malaysia. Fully-owned by the Malaysian government, PETRONAS operates like a multinational petroleum corporation with sound business management practices and principles guided by a complementary set of mission, vision and values. Engaged in a wide spectrum of oil and gas operations domestically and internationally; its activities include exploration and production (E&P) to downstream oil refining; marketing and distribution of petroleum products; gas processing and liquefaction; gas transmission pipeline network operations; marketing of liquefied natural gas (LNG); petrochemical manufacturing and marketing; trading; shipping; and property investment. Over the years, PETRONAS has grown to become a fully-integrated oil and gas corporation with expanding business in Malaysia and overseas. Ranked among FORTUNE Global 500® largest corporations in the world, PETRONAS has presence in more than 30 countries worldwide in its aspiration to be a leading oil and gas multinational of choice.