Affordable and hassle free road racing returns for 2017: Due to the overwelming success of the 2016 R3 Cup series, YMA is pleased to announce the affordable and hassle free series will continue for 2017.

2016 R3 Cup winner Zac Levy

2016 R3 Cup winner Zac Levy

The competition will be held over five rounds in conjunction with the ASBK with the final round at the iconic Phillip Island with headline sponsors YMF and YMI once again joining the party.

Dates are listed below – note that official ASBK tests will also take place for R3 Cup Competitors on the following dates: Wakefield Park 7-8 March, Winton 11-12 April and Morgan Park 9-10 August 2017.

Zac Levy - 2016 YMF R3 Cup

Zac Levy – 2016 YMF R3 Cup

2017 YMI/YMF R3 Cup Calendar:

  1. Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn NSW 17-19 March
  2. Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla VIC 28-30 April
  3. Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick Qld 25-27 August
  4. SMSP, Eastern Creek NSW 8-10 September
  5. Phillip Island Prix Circuit, VIC 6-8 October

The YMF/YMI R3 Cup will once again be presented by Yamaha Motor Finance and Insurance and 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.

Entry level racing on YZF-R3 will be low cost and hassle free Prototype race bike pictured.

Entry level racing on YZF-R3 will be low cost and hassle free – Prototype race bike pictured.

Just $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 roadgoing form if desired. The race kit consists of:

  • Plain black racing fibreglass bodywork set, includes bellypan oil catch tray and plugs
  • A decal kit featuring the associated contingency brands. It will be minimalist in design which will allow your own choice of race livery
  • Mupo rear suspension unit and Mupo front fork springs and internal damper assembly.
  • Oxford rear wheel race stand
  • Rear set footpeg kit – allows nine positions for footpegs back and up from standard
  • Range of sprockets – Standard is 14/43, optional sizes 13 front, 42 and 43 rear provided to allow tuning for each circuit
  • Akrapovic Racing exhaust system – Increased power while still conforming to applicable noise standards, lighter and provides better ground clearance
  • Muffler mounting bracket – enables removal of pillion foot rest
  • Repositioning kit for handlebars – places them under the top triple clamp and provides for a more crouched racing riding position in combination with the foot peg repositioning
  • Axle and fairing crash knobs, stand pickups, chain guard, engine case protection set, Radiator mesh guard, – all from R+G
  • Yamalube Service kit and CD with parts book and service manual

To make it even easier, the customer may purchase the racing YZF-R3 using YMF finance. With the package price of $7900.00 the repayment amount over a 12 month term would be $168 per week or over a 24 month term $88 – both rounded numbers.

To be eligible for the YMF/YMI R3 Cup Championship – as well as the considerable prize and contingency packages that will be on offer – four of the five rounds that are planned need to be competed.

2016 Yamaha R3 Cup podium at Wakefield Park.

2016 Yamaha R3 Cup podium at Wakefield Park.

“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,” says Steven Cotterell, YMA General Manager and Director.

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.

Please go to www.yamaha-motor.com.au to download an application form.

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