Australian Superbike: Yamaha Shifts Sponsorship To Support Classes

Australian Superbike: Yamaha Shifts Sponsorship To Support Classes

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YMI/YMF supports the ASBK feeder classes in 2019

Yamaha Motor Finance (YMF) and Yamaha Motor Insurance (YMI) have redirected their support for the Australian Superbike (ASBK) by focussing their efforts on the stars of tomorrow.

Motorcycling Australia (MA) is proud to announce the YMF/YMI partnership will continue into 2019 with the Yamaha Motor Insurance Australian Supersport 300 Championship, and their return to the Yamaha Motor Finance R3 Cup for 2019.

Providing ideal stepping-stones into the larger classes, the two feeder categories will continue to produce exciting, elbow-to-elbow racing as the ultimate support act during selected rounds of the 2019 ASBK season.

Brad Ryan, YMA Director and Chief Operating Officer was pleased to announce YMF/YMI’s support of the series:
“We support the philosophy of encouraging youngsters into the sport so they can step up through the R-Family range and become a Yamaha customer for life” he explained.

“Yamaha Motor Finance offers packages that gets riders onto an R3 Cup bike with minimal hassle.

“Finance is often a barrier for young racers to fulfill their potential, we want Australian riders to know that help is not far away.”

Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle thanked YMF/YMI for their role in supporting young Australian motorcycle racing talent:

“Having a relatively low-cost pathway for young riders to learn is so important for the growth of motorcycling in Australia, and it’s only with the support of companies like YMF/ YMI that we are able to bring young talent through the ranks”

Photo by Andrew Gosling/TBG Sport, courtesy of Motorcycling Australia.

The YMI Australian Supersport 300 Championship is the primary feeder program for senior road race classes in Australia. Designed purely as a production-based category using smaller capacity engines than the larger Superbike or Supersport categories, the Supersport 300 class is an entry level category designed to teach the art of race craft.

The YMF R3 Cup is a Yamaha one make initiative which made its ASBK debut in 2016, designed to offer an entry level package into road racing. The Cup replicates the Supersport 300 class rules, making it easy for riders participating in the one-make YMF R3 Cup to enter the YMI Australian Supersport 300 Championship on the same machine.

2019 Yamaha Motor Insurance Supersport 300 Championship Calendar:
• Official ASBK Test – Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC February 2 – 3
• Round 1- WSBK – Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC February 21 – 24
• Round 2- Wakefield Park Raceway – Goulburn NSW March 22 – 24
• Round 3- The Bend Motorsport Park – Tailem Bend, SA April 26 – 28
• Round 4- Morgan Park Raceway – Warwick, QLD July 5 – 7
• Round 5- Winton Motor Raceway – Benalla, VIC September 6 – 8
• Round 6- Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC October 4 – 6
• Round 7- Sydney Motorsport Park – Eastern Creek, NSW November 1 – 3

2019 Yamaha Motor Finance R3 Cup Calendar:
• Official ASBK Test – Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC February 2 – 3
• Round 1- Wakefield Park Raceway – Goulburn NSW March 22 – 24
• Round 2- Morgan Park Raceway – Warwick, QLD July 5 – 7
• Round 3- Winton Motor Raceway – Benalla, VIC September 6 – 8
• Round 4- Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC October 4 – 6
• Round 5- Sydney Motorsport Park – Eastern Creek, NSW November 1 – 3

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