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Preparing Teams for Success on the World Stage
   -ARRC's Asia Production 250 Class-
July 5, 2015
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Yamaha's Goal in the ARRC

Yamaha wants to make Asia shine with the power of youth by helping to develop riders who will achieve success at the top of international competition, and be looked up to by their young countrymen as racing heroes. Our aim is to bring up riders from Asia who will eventually inherit the Yamaha Racing Spirit embodied by top riders like Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo. To do this, Yamaha has established a new “step-up” system to give young riders in Asia a clear path to international motorcycle racing. The first step up on that path is going from domestic underbone class racing to competing on the YZF-R25 global model in the Asia Road Racing Championship’s (ARRC) Asian Production 250 class. Here, riders can hone their skills against their competitors, and those who secure solid results have a chance to step up again to a new challenge with a Yamaha youth team to further refine their race craft, or race on teams in series like the All Japan Road Race Championship or Moto2. Yamaha’s goal is to nurture riders from Asia who will eventually reach the pinnacle of motorcycle road racing, MotoGP, and perform admirably to the tremendous cheers of their compatriots.

This short video showcases Asian riders' dreams and potential, and Yamaha's motorsports popularization efforts and rider development activities through a quick look at the YAMAHA FACTORY RACING INDONESIA team currently participating in the ARRC.

About “ARRC” Asia Road Racing Championship

Launched in 1996, the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC)―the pinnacle of motorcycle road racing in Asia―enters its 20th season in 2015. The series will be competed in three classes: the premier “SuperSports 600cc” class, the unique-to-Asia “Underbone 130cc” class, and the “Asia Production 250” class newly established in 2015 for 250cc sport bike-based competition. In addition to being the championship that crowns the No. 1 riders of Asia, the joint running of one-make races and other aspects make it a noteworthy series that serves to nurture young riders’ careers and provide the environment for them to work their way up toward world-class competition. In recent years, there are more and more riders stepping up from national-level racing in their respective ASEAN countries to compete in the ARRC and then move on to the world stage. In this way, the ARRC has become an essential championship series for the building of Asian racing culture toward the future.
There are six races per season run in five countries (Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Qatar) on internationally certified race circuits. In every class, each round is comprised of two races for a total of 12 races for the season, and the championship is decided on the total points earned in each race. All race machines are based on production models and modified for racing in line with the ARRC’s technical regulations. These race-modified machines achieve performance that far exceeds that of their base production models, thus guaranteeing exciting racing worthy of the Asia’s premier motorcycle racing championship.

Round 6 Qatar Round 1 Malaysia Round 2 Indonesia Round 5 Thailand Round 4 Japan Round 3 Japan

Base Machine YZF-R25 R25

The R-Series is Yamaha’s lineup of “supersport” production models, with the YZF-R1 standing as its flagship model. R-Series models inherit much of the engineering ideals utilized in Yamaha’s YZR-M1 factory machine that competes in MotoGP, the premier class of world championship motorcycle road racing. One of these models is the YZF-R25, a global model which was initially launched in Indonesia in July 2014 and is now marketed widely throughout the ASEAN region as well as in developed markets worldwide. Developed under the concept of “a superbike you can ride every day,” the R25 features an engine boasting the highest level of power output in its class and a lightweight chassis and body design inherited from the R-Series. This is a model with the exceptional performance and styling worthy of its “supersport” designation, and it is now bringing excitement to riders around the world.
The YZF-R25 is the base machine for Yamaha teams competing in the “Asia Production 250” class of the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC). Each team uses their own expertise to modify it in line with the technical regulations set by the ARRC to bring out the most of its performance potential.

Main Specifications (Japanese-market production model)

Length x Width x Height
2,090 mm×720 mm×1,135 mm
Seat Height
780 mm
166 kg
Engine Type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve
Cylinder Arrangement
In-line 2-cylinder
Total Displacement
249 cm3
Bore x Stroke
60.0 mm × 44.1 mm
Maximum Output
27 kW (36PS) / 12,000 r/min
Maximum Torque
23 N・m (2.3kgf・m) / 10,000 r/min
Fuel Capacity
14 L
Fuel Delivery
Fuel Injection
Transmission Type / Shift Method
Constant mesh 6-speed / Return type
Tire Size (Front/Rear)
110/70-17M/C  54S  (Tubeless)
140/70-17M/C  66S  (Tubeless)
Brake Type (Front/Rear)
Hydraulic disc / Hydraulic disc
Suspension (Front/Rear)
Telescopic / Swingarm
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Teams and Riders

Newly established in 2015, the “Asia Production 250” class of the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) will have 13 Yamaha riders competing for the class’ inaugural championship title. Yamaha’s entries are five riders from Indonesia on two separate teams, and one two-rider team each from Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong and Australia (with one Australian rider and one Malaysian rider).
These are primarily riders in their late teens to twenties who have demonstrated great future potential by competing successfully in their respective national races, etc. In addition to competing for the “Asia Production 250” class title, these riders will be aiming to eventually step up to the “SuperSports 600cc” class, and then on to competitions like the All Japan Road Race Championship and Moto2 class of the MotoGP World Championship. Their mechanics will also be aiming to gain technical skills and knowhow as they build experience with each race. Each team as a whole is embarking on a challenge to compete on the world stage of motorcycle racing in the future.

Participating Teams

Team Rider Nationality Team details
YAMAHA FACTORY RACING INDONESIA #630 Sigit Purno Harjono Indonesia
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#34 Imanuel Putra Pratna Indonesia
#99 Galang Hendra Pratama Indonesia
YAMAHA TUNGGAL JAYA INDONESIA #32 Muhamad Hasyim Zaki Adil Indonesia
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#27 Rusman Fadhil Indonesia
YAMAHA FINSON MOTORSPORT #21 Brandon Paul Demmery Australia
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#127 Kasma Daniel Bin Kasmayudin Malaysia
Yamaha Thailand Racing Team #45 Peerapong Boonlert Thailand
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#14 Peerapong Loiboonpeng Thailand
YAMAHA MLT RACING TEAM #28 Meng Xing Bin China
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#26 Li Zheng Pang China
TEAM YSK KOREA #88 Minseok Baik Korea
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#52 Hogon Lim Korea

Schedule & Result

Round Date Country Circuit Details
Round 1 April 19, 2015
Sepang International Circuit
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Round 2 June 7, 2015
Sentul International Circuit
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Round 3 July 5, 2015
Suzuka Circuit
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Round 4 August 29, 2015
Chang International Circuit
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Round 5 October 3, 2015
Losail International Circuit
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Round 6 December 6, 2015
Chang International Circuit
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