Yamaha FZ6 Cup back for 2009

ImageYamaha Australia have announced its continued support for the successful FZ6 road race class in 2009.


Yamaha Motor Australia is pleased to announce its continued support for the successful FZ6 road race class in 2009.

The FZ6 Masters Series is a one model race class that is run as part of the Australian Superbike Series (ASBK). This exciting race category debuted in 2007 and proved itself a successful entry level race series that pits riders against each other on very similar, production based machinery. The FZ6 Masters Series will run over four rounds and C and D grade riders will be able to cross enter for the Superstock 600 series, adding value for competitors and consolidating the class to encourage future growth. T

he four rounds on the 2009 ASBK calendar have been confirmed as:

Round one Symmons Plains, Tasmania 3-5 April
Round two Queensland Raceway, QLD 29-31 May
Round three Eastern Creek, NSW 7-9 Aug
Round four Calder Park, VIC 12-15 Nov


Round one at Symmons Plains will be standalone and the remaining rounds will share track time with the newly introduced Womans Nationals series.

ASBK promoter Yarrive Konsky is excited about the potential for growth of both of these classes: "We must look to develop classes with potential not only to become self sustainable but also offer a draw card to attract spectators and sponsors. Yamaha’s FZ6N is an ideal starting platform for riders wishing to get involved in road racing but who don’t want to spend big bucks doing so."

Sporting a fuel injected R6 based engine and sweet handling aluminium chassis, the 600cc FZ6N is the perfect platform for riders wanting to test their skills against others on a level playing field.

"The FZ6 Masters Series is designed not only to attract new riders into road racing, but also to lure lapsed riders back into a low cost, equal footing challenge," explains YMA Director/General Manager Steven Cotterell.

Race and competition details will be advised in further amendments in the ASBK 2009 Series Supplementary Regulations.

For all race entry enquiries contact Jose van den Dungen on Email: jose@asbk.com.au Phone: 03 93266366 Mobile: 0401 545453

How to get hold of your FZ6 Masters bike
Customers wishing to compete in the FZ6 Masters Series can purchase a fully kitted FZ6N race bike for the heavily subsidised price of $10,600 inc GST. For this you get a new FZ6N – with all road going equipment supplied – but fitted out for the racetrack with the following items: · Removal of road going equipment (supplied to customer) · Fitment of a custom made fairing and custom single seat made by Racers Edge. · GYTR alloy body race muffler and lead-in pipe. · GYTR braided steel front brake hose set · GYTR crash knob set · Carbon Kevlar case protectors and Zap Racing chainguard · Öhlins racing rear shock absorber with NEW ride height adjustment · Öhlins steering damper · Öhlins front fork springs with modified internals to improve damping · ValterMoto rear sets · ValterMoto clip ons These units are available from the Yamaha Racing Team on (03) 9761 5871, contact John Redding or email yrd@bigpond.com

A limited number of secondhand units are also available from the same source, plus the race kit above is available at a cost of $3000 inc GST, please call for details.


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