Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (YMC) will hold the “Yamaha ASEAN Cup 2007” championship competition for three days from Dec. 14 to 16 at the Penang Malaysia. Now in its fifth holding, the Yamaha ASEAN Cup is an international one-make championship competition using Yamaha’s 4-stroke sporty moped model ridden by riders who have qualified by winning tough national competitions to compete in this event for the right to be called the fastest in the ASEAN region.

In preparation for the race Yamaha Motor Philippines (YMPH) will have a qualifying race at Carmona Racing Circuit this will be held on October 14, 2007. This will determine who will represent our country for the Yamaha ASEAN Cup. Racers will be divided in two (2) different classes the Expert Class and a Novice Class. There will be three (3) winners for the expert class and five (5) winners for the novice class, these eight lucky winners will get a chance to race and aim for the price for at the Yamaha ASEAN Cup 2007.

If you are interested to join the race here are the requirements:
  • A) Must be Filipino in citizenship
  • B) For below 18 years old, must have written consent from father or mother.
  • C) Member of NAMSSA
  • D) Those that have Yamaha Under-bone Machines
  • E) Those that have circuit racing gears
  • F) Those that have no existing racing contract (directly or indirectly) with competing brands racing team for 2007.

Join us! Be a part of this big yearly event. Cheer and support your favorite racer,
who knows they might be the next Yamaha Asean Cup winners or it might be you.

For more information about the race you may contact Ernesto Leongson
@ 0917-8837643 or Ryan Jude Camus @ 0917-8018366

In the first holding of this competition in Indonesia in 2003, the competing riders were from the three countries of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. In the second holding in 2004, two more countries joined the competition, the Philippines and Singapore. With this, riders from five countries competed for the championship titles. In this fifth holding this year, there will once again be riders from these five countries competing in two classes, an Expert Class and a Novice Class. Amidst recent market conditions here in the ASEAN region where the interest in motor sports is growing and the number of young people pursuing active lifestyles is increasing, YMC has been promoting a wide range of activities aimed at (1) strengthening the image of Yamaha as a sporty brand and (2) promoting the development and spread of motorcycle sports in the ASEAN region. YMC considers the Yamaha ASEAN Cup to be a very important event that has special symbolic meaning among these.

As the hosts of this year's event, Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn Bhd will take charge of the race operations. The models to be used in this competition are Yamaha's top-of-the-line 4-stroke moped T135 (Malaysian market name: Y135LC ) for the Expert Class and the region's popular 4-stroke sporty moped T110 (Malaysian market name: Lagenda 110 Z) for the Novice Class.