News 27 Oct 2023

YRT replicas on display at Phillip Island ASBK

Five race-prepped models showcased at round six of 2023.

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Yamaha Racing Team has a range of race bike builds on display at the sixth round of the 2023 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK), with five models including the R15 through to the R1 showcased.

Yamaha is a staple in providing riders with a pathway to advance their careers, and produce a platform for racers to progress through each of the categories in ASBK.

The pathway starts with the R15 used in the Oceania Junior Cup (OJC), the R3 in the R3 Cup and Supersport 300, the R6 for Supersport and the premier R1 in Superbikes. All of these models, in addition to a race-prepped R7 are on display near the Yamaha Racing Team pits.

“I have long wanted to put together a showcase of what Yamaha Australia, YRT and YRD do and with the break in the calendar and some willing assistants, we were able to source and then prepare the full range of bikes we have an involvement in at ASBK level,” said Yamaha Racing Team manager John Redding.

“Our aim was to show that the Yamaha R Series bikes can be transitioned easily from street-going commuters to full championship-winning race bikes and the step-up program within both Yamaha and ASBK.

“We are happy with how they have turned out and plan to have them on display at the final two rounds of the ASBK at Phillip Island and The Bend. They look great in the flesh, and we invite people to come over to the YRT and YRD trucks to check them out and are happy to answer any questions they have.”

Round six of the Mi-Bike Australia Superbike Championship commences today with practice at the iconic Phillip Island Circuit.