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YAMAHA RACING DAILY NEWS

 

June 03, 2018


 

 

YAMAHA TEAM PILIPINAS EXPANDS THEIR

SKILL SET AFTER ARRC STINT

 

June 1 to 3, 2018, Suzuka Circuit Japan - Yamaha Team Pilipinas Masato Fernando and McKinley Kyle Paz remained unfazed in their maiden campaign at the AP250 Category of the ARRC. Facing a bevy of highly experienced riders the Filipino tandem had their plates full on the tracks but still showcased their determination and valiantly competed against their fellow riders. During their race Masato suffered a slippage during the race which cost him his position but luckily “The Chairman” only had minor injuries. It’s still notable how he locked up the 17th spot as a first timer in this division. Paz meanwhile, improved from his previous finish of 27th by claiming the 23rd spot. The 17-year-old wunderkind pushed himself to the limit and displayed his growth in this racing journey.

 

The experience for the two proved to be priceless as they return to the Philippines as better and more complete riders. Their improvement will continue as they train for their next international races. Their potential has grown and their racing discipline will be a key factor moving forward. Of course, Yamaha Motor Philippines will be there every step of the way as they climb the international ranks and also continue to cultivate local riders. The race continues for the ultimate goal of having the first ever Filipino MotoGP Rider.

 

ARRC RANK/BEST LAP TIME

 

 

 

MASATO FERNANDO

 

 

MCKINLEY KYLE PAZ

 

 

PRACTICE 1

 

RANK 25 - 2"35.760

 

 

RANK 22 - 2"34.731

 

 

 PRACTICE 2 

 

 

RANK 26 - 2"35.095

 

 

RANK 27 - 2"35.503 

 

 

PRACTICE 3

 

 

RANK 23 - 2"33.277

 

 

RANK 21 - 2"32.496

 

QUALIFYING

 

 

RANK 24 – 2’33.191

 

 

RANK 21 – 2’32.898

 

 

RACE 1

 

 

RANK 17 – 2’32.234

 

 

RANK 27 – 2’32.706

 

 

RACE 2

 

 

RANK 28 – 2’33.266

 

 

RANK 23 – 2’33.475