Pricing and availability has been confirmed for the Yambits sponsored club bike for 2015, with the rent-a-racer TZR250 available at all nine rounds of the forthcoming season, with prices varying from £425 - £550 for the weekend.
Now in it's fourth year, the Yamaha Past Masters Racing Club's club bike is still the perfect way to try your hand at racing. Aimed at those seriously considering the launch of their club racing career or toying with joining the YPMRC, riders are able to experience the competitive and close racing on the track while being fully immersed in the club's famous paddock camaraderie off it.
Covered in the weekend's cost is a full round of racing, with two races and qualifying on Saturday and two races on Sunday, the only exceptions being Oulton Park, with just Saturday racing, and Donington Park, with no Friday practice. Also covered is your weekend's fuel, oil and tyre bill, transponder hire and a basic spares package.
A dedicated mechanic and paddock hand will be with you throughout the weekend to remove tyre warmers and paddock stands - also included in the price - and talk you through the weekend's routine from signing on to scrutineering. A dedicated instructor will also be available for tuition on the Friday.
Graduates of the club bike programme who are now fully-fledged members of the YPMRC paddock include Mark Ellery, the bike's first renter in 2012, as well as 2013 rookie championship contenders Matt Barber and Pete Moore. Last year's rookie champion and runner up, Michael Stanley and Sacha Gyte, both got a taste of the YPMRC on the club bike in 2013 before buying their own bikes, as well as Steve Johnson and Tim Moore. Lining up on the grid this year will be Lee Huff, Barry Drummond and Keith Cotgrove after starting on the club bike last season.
The full list of available dates (which remain provisional) and corresponding prices are listed below:
· Snetterton 300. April 25/26
· Silverstone International. May 9/10
· Oulton Park. May 30
- £500 (Saturday only)
· Donington Park. June 20/21
- £425 (No Friday practice)
· Pembrey. July 11/12
· Brands Hatch GP. August 8/9
· Cadwell Park. September 5/6
· Brands Hatch Indy. October 3/4
· Snetterton 200. October 24/25
No damage waiver is required - the price of the weekend is fixed. Not included in the price is your ACU licence. No riding kit is provided.
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