Yamaha R25 Women's Cup was held for the first time at İzmir Ülkü Racetrack. İlayda Yağmur Yılmaz won the first place in the R25 Women's Cup, and Melisa took the second place in the RXNUMX Women's Cup, which was organized in cooperation with Yamaha Motor Turkey, TMF (Turkish Motorcycle Federation) and TMF National Teams Captain and World Supersport Champion Kenan Sofuoğlu to bring female talents to the tracks and to reveal the female power in the motorcycle world Erçelik, Pınar Altuğ Tüfekçioğlu took the third place.
Yamaha R25 Women's Cup, which was organized for female racers who wanted to experience the racing challenge but could not get the opportunity in the country's conditions, was held within the 1st Leg Race of the Turkish Track Championship held at İzmir Ülkü Racetrack. In the championship, which TMF National Teams Captain and World Supersport Champion Kenan Sofuoğlu supported during the race, the same zamShe took the first place with İlayda Yağmur Yılmaz, who represented Turkey at the European Women's Cup this year. Organized for the first time in Turkey and fiercely competitive, the Women's Cup was held without spectators due to Covid-19 measures. Speaking at the trophy ceremony, Kenan Sofuoğlu said, “The R25 Women's Cup, which we organized for the first time with Yamaha Motor Turkey, is very important for us. We decided and prepared in a short time, there will be a preparation process where we will be better organized for the next races. I would like to thank Yamaha Motor Turkey for supplying all the engines, Anlas Tires for supplying the tires and the Turkish Motorcycle Federation.”
Yamaha Motor Turkey General Manager Bora Berker Cansever We want to see more women drivers and racers on the tracks and on the roads.
Yamaha Motor Turkey General Manager Bora Berker Cansever said that they created a very valuable opportunity for women who are chasing their dreams and want to race on the world circuits: “Although the announcements were made within a week, we received quite a lot of demand. We were very happy to see this. It is also a special honor for us to be a supporter in the Women's Cup held for the first time in Turkey. We watched a very exciting championship and very talented female racers. I congratulate the top 1 competitors, but in our eyes, every woman who participates in this race with courage is considered to have won. I congratulate them all. We will continue to work towards equal opportunities on the tracks and to support everyone who wants to ride a motorcycle, regardless of gender. We want to see more women drivers and racers on the tracks and on the roads. Everyone, men and women, should benefit from Yamaha's experience on world circuits.”
Free Motorcycle Training for Women…
Yamaha Motor Turkey took gender equality into its agenda this year and started to implement the projects it created in this field. The brand, which started with the Yamaha R25 Women's Cup, has a free education project for women next. Bora Berker Cansever said, "We need gender equality for women in every aspect of life, and we observe that it is mostly in traffic," said Bora Berker Cansever, "The interest in motorcycles is increasing day by day, and there is a significant increase in the number of female users. However, female motorcyclists are hesitant to hit the road. This year, we will provide women with free motorcycle training at Yamaha Riding Academy in order to increase the number of female drivers in traffic and to create a workforce by increasing the number of women working in the courier service, which has increased greatly with the pandemic. The more women on the road, the more social sensitivity and awareness will increase. We aim to start free training at Yamaha Riding Academiy in June, if pandemic conditions allow.”