Yamaha Australia has announced it will continue its one-make YZF-R3 Cup series in 2017.
The competition will be held over five rounds in conjunction with the ASBK series, with the final round being held at the iconic Phillip Island circuit with headline sponsors YMF and YMI again joining the party.
Steven Cotterell, YMA General Manager and Director said, “the huge success of the 2016 R3 Cup has made the decision to go again for 2017 a no-brainer.
“This entry level competition emphasises the enjoyment of riding and competing on equal and cost effective machinery.
“Yamaha is continuing to introduce new riders to the sport in order to help build a more solid future for Australian road racing.”
The YMF/YMI R3 Cup is aimed at entry-level road racers and junior MX, short circuit and dirt track riders.
YMA is subsidising the cost of the race-kitted bikes in order to assist riders wanting a low cost, hassle free introduction road racing.
$7900 buys a YZF-R3 in road trim with the addition of a full race kit, which gives the option to return the bike into road-going form if desired.
The race kit consists of racing fibreglass bodywork, including bellypan oil catch tray and plugs; a decal kit featuring the associated contingency brands; Mupo rear suspension unit and Mupo front fork springs and internal damper assembly; Oxford rear wheel race stand; rear-set footpegs, a range of sprockets; Akrapovic Racing exhaust system; muffler mounting bracket to enable pillion foot rest removal; handlebar repositioning kit; axle and fairing crash knobs; stand pickups; chain guard; engine case protection set; Radiator mesh guard; Yamalube Service kit and CD with parts book and service manual.
The customer may also purchase the racing-YZF-R3 using YMF finance.
Repayments amount over a 12 month term would be $168 per week; or over a 24 month term – $88.
Four of the five planned rounds need to be competed to be eligible for the YMF/YMI R3 Cup Championship – as well as the considerable prize and contingency packages which will be on offer.
YMF/YMI R3 Cup prizes and contingencies are once again focused on the lower grades and newcomers.
Past champions, ‘A graders’, internationals, and VIPs will be welcome to compete but will not be eligible for points or prizes.