Yamaha YZF-R3 Cup contingency payments announced

Yamaha YZF-R3 Cup winners are even bigger grinners with the announcement of contingency payments
ASBK 2016 - Round Two - Wakefield Park - Yamaha YZF-R3 Cup Podium
ASBK 2016 – Round Two – Wakefield Park – Yamaha YZF-R3 Cup Podium – Zac Levy (1st) – Callum Alderson (2nd) – Hunter Ford (3rd)
Hop on board the fun and affordable race series…

YMA has announced a range of contingency payments for YZF-R3 Cup competitors. The payments are aimed as not only a reward for reaching the podium but also as an encouragement for the entry level riders that the new affordable series is designed to attract.

The third placed rider at each round will receive $100 while second place pockets $250 and the winner receives $500.

Yamaha YZF-R3 Cup 2016 -Wakefield Park - Zac Levy
Yamaha YZF-R3 Cup 2016 -Wakefield Park – Zac Levy

In addition, a discretionary encouragement award of $75 will be announced by organisers for each race.

The contingencies will be paid to riders competing in the R3 Cup with the next round due to kick off at Sydney Motorsports Park on 16-17 April 2016.

So if you are thinking of joining the fun, don’t hesitate – entries are open now!

Steven Cotterell, Director and General Manager of Yamaha Motor Australia

“We know that racing is expensive so we are offering contingency payments to offset some of that cost. These payment also act as an incentive for riders to make the podium and as a reward for racing with Yamaha and supporting the brand.

“In addition to payments for the top three riders, YMA has introduced a discretionary encouragement award for the R3 Cup because the new series is aimed at entry level participants whose main aim may be to enjoy the experience rather than place in the top three.

“We anticipate that these contingencies and other R3 Cup prizes totalling $42,000 will entice more riders to join the affordable and fun race series”

The R3 Cup offers the ideal first step for aspiring racers who harbour ambitions to race professionally and join the ranks of 300+ production class, supersport and superbike competitors in the ASBK.

In addition to these R3 Cup competitor benefits, YMA is also rewarding Yamaha riders in other classes with cash incentives to encourage those wishing to step up through the racing categories.

“Our aim is to encourage riders in at the entry level with the R3 Cup and then offer them a platform to continue within the R Family through the supersport and superbike classes. These bonus payments are indications that if you stay with Yamaha you may well benefit,” adds Cotterell.

Yamaha YZF-R3 Cup 2016 -Wakefield Park - Callum Alderson
Yamaha YZF-R3 Cup 2016 -Wakefield Park – Callum Alderson
Yamaha YZF-R3 Cup contingency payments
Yamaha YZF-R3 Cup contingency payments

 The Yamaha YZF-R3 Cup is held in conjunction with all 2016 ASBK rounds apart from the round at Barbagallo Raceway in Western Australia.

Current YZF-R3 Cup Championship Standings after Wakefield Park
  1. Zac Levy 25-25-25 / 75
  2. Callum Alderson 20-18-20 / 58
  3. Hunter Ford 18-20-18 / 56
  4. Ty Lynch 17-16-17 / 50
  5. Aidan Hayes 16-17-16 / 49
  6. Michael King 15-15-15 / 45
  7. James Boyle 14-14-14 / 42
  8. Glenn Foster 12-10-13 / 35
  9. Steven Mason 11-12-11 / 34
  10. Daniel Moore 10-13-10 / 33