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YAMAHA RACING DAILY NEWS

 

June 01, 2018


 

YAMAHA TEAM PILIPINAS SHOW GRIT AND

DETERMINATION IN ARRC PRACTICE DAY

 

Yamaha Team Pilipinas Riders’ Masato Fernando and McKinley Kyle Paz begin their racing journey in the Japanese Leg of the ARRC. This is the first time that these two will race in the 250cc category as wildcard entries. It goes to show how far the development program of Yamaha Racing in the Philippines has come. This is just the first step to a large-scale plan to have a Filipino rider reach the MotoGP and represent the country on the global stage.

By being qualified for this highly competitive category is a testament to the hard work of the entire team but the competitions won’t be a cake walk. They’re going up against groups that have been together for years and they must make up for that lack of cohesion with pure will and focus. Each member contributes to the overall success and their role is a vital cog that heightens the chances of a victory. From the technical adjustments and modifications of the motorcycle to the precision and skill of the riders; a flawless performance is what Team Pilipinas is aiming for.

This the first time that Fernando and Paz experienced the track with the sun out as their previous practice session in May offered them a gloomy and wet environment. For their first practice run they had to familiarize themselves with the track to able to time their adjustments accordingly. They made some favorable modifications to their hardware and electronics package for the 2nd session and pushed through the course. Although showing a respectable time they still lacked the power to push them over the top. They adjusted for their 3rd and final practice period and had improved their results and improved on their overall standing.

Now they shift their attention to the accuracy of their performance for the qualification phase tomorrow which is critical for the outcome on race day. Each member is doubling their effort to make the final adjustments for the very challenging battle that is ahead. This will be an uphill battle and it will take everything they have to challenge their opponents.

 

 

LAP TIME

 

 

MASATO FERNANDO

 

 

McKINLEY KYLE PAZ

 

 

PRACTICE 1

 

 

2"35.760

 

 

2"34.731

 

 

PRACTICE 2 

 

 

2"35.095

 

 

2"35.503

 

 

PRACTICE 3

 

 

2"33.277

 

 

2"32.496