August 16, 2019



McKinley Kyle Paz 1st ever Filipino invited to

Yamaha VR46 Master Camp


McKinley Kyle Paz has made history. He will be the first ever Filipino to be part of the illustrious VR46 Master Camp. The 18-year-old prodigy has been making waves since the start of his career and is currently the overall leader of the UB150 category in the 2019 Asia Road Racing Championship. His potential truly is worth developing and Yamaha’s top brass has taken notice. Lin Jarvis, the Managing Director for Yamaha Motor Racing has stated his excitement about adding the Filipino to the camp roster.


Paz will train with other promising youngsters from Thailand, Malaysia, and Canada from September 4 to 8 in Italy. They will be taught by the legendary Valentino Rossi in his Motor Ranch at Tavullia, “The Doctor’s” hometown, and the Misano World Circuit Simoncelli. Aside from a special curriculum that will enhance their knowledge, their bodies will go through advanced gym training that will push them to the limit. They will be instructed on both the racetrack and the off-road which will upgrade their current riding skillset.


Yamaha established the infrastructure for young prospects in 2015 to develop talented riders who can thrive on the world stage. In 2016, the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp program was created and this edition featuring Kyle Paz will be its 8th. So far, there have been 37 participants from 14 countries in: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine and the United States. This makes the Philippines its 15th and newest country to have a participant.


Currently “The Wonder boy” is the overall leader in the on-going Asia Road Racing Championship. His inclusion to the coveted camp is an honor for the youngster and is beaming with pride that he has brought to the country. He is focused on tapping into his limitless potential and unleashing his full abilities as a racer.


This is only the beginning for McKinley Kyle Paz.