150 Yamaha YZF-R15 owners recently flocked to Chennai’s Irungattukottai circuit to participate in the inaugural round of this year’s R15 Championship. Rider Sri Kandaraj clinched victory in the expert class race, while A Murlidharan and R Kartik won the semi-skilled and beginner class races, respectively. The next rounds of the championship is scheduled to be held on July 5, 2009, 13th September, 2009 and 13th December, 2009.

India Yamaha Motor will also be organising local race events at Noida, Mumbai, Coimbatore and Bangalore through the year. These ‘Ride Tech Challenges’ will allow Yamaha customers to prove their mettle on purpose-built tracks. Drag races for Yamaha YZF-R15 owners are planned as well.

Also on the cards is a series of touring events. Through these events, Yamaha hopes to usher in a culture of weekend getaways among riders.

Source – ACI