Yamaha R1DT Dirt-Track Car

It’s commonplace to listen to a Yamaha R1 engine screaming its cross-aircraft-crank howl down a racetrack, however it’s odd to listen to eight of them in refrain on a mud-monitor course in automobiles. That was the combo of strange sights and sounds we witnessed at Perris Auto Speedway throughout an exhibition occasion on the Budweiser Oval Nationals dash-automotive race on November eleven.

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Yamaha offered not solely the engines but in addition the automobiles themselves, tube-framed single-seaters that resemble a mash-up of a Modified filth-monitor automotive and a Late Mannequin class. The R1DT is designed to be a price range-pleasant, turnkey, low-upkeep choice for aspiring racers.

However why would Yamaha make investments time and R&D assets to construct a automotive?

“Yamaha not solely has a wealthy historical past of racing, however of innovation and diversification,” Yamaha stated in a media launch. “As a result of filth-monitor racers and followers already use different Yamaha merchandise like energy gear, bikes and ATVs, filth-monitor racing is a pure subsequent step for Yamaha.”