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YAMAHA DAILY NEWS

 

April 22, 2018


 

McKinley Kyle Paz

STAMPS HIS CLASS IN AUSTRALIAN ARRC LEG

 

Yamaha Motor Philippines is currently competing in the Asia Road Race Championship (ARRC), a continental championship competition of the FIM Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme). The Australian leg recently wrapped up with 17-year-old Wonder Boy McKinley Kyle Paz holding his own against the best riders in Asia.

 

His impressive run is remarkable due to the circumstances surrounding his performance. He missed the first practice session in the Bend Motorsports Park due to technical concerns with his motorcycle but the second practice session allowed Kyle to show his skills by recording the fastest time on the track. In the qualifiers he placed 4th on the grid and finished 6th overall in the first race, impressive for a racer that lacked full familiarization of the course. The 2nd race was where he pulled out all the stops with an outstanding 2nd place finish for Yamaha Team Pilipinas.

 

Now considered as a worthy adversary by his fellow competitors, the full potential of this teenage sensation will continue to be realized as the competition goes on. He will suit up for the next round of the ARRC in Japan on June 1-3 at the Suzuka Racing Circuit where he will be joined by veteran stalwart, “The Chairman” Masato Fernando.