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Yamaha Announces R1DT Invitational Race At Perris
November 8, 2017
Yamaha has announced that the first ever R1 Dirt Track car (R1DT) exhibition race is scheduled for this weekend (Sat., Nov. 11) at the Perris Auto Speedway in California. The event will be the first time that multiple R1DT cars are on a track at the same time.
Yamaha Announces R1DT Invitational Race At Perris

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, has announced the first ever R1 Dirt Track car (R1DT) exhibition race is scheduled for November 11, 2017, at the Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California.

Yamaha's R1DT concept dirt track race car is still in prototype development but has captured attention from the racing world for its unique design and production possibilities. The tube chassis, purpose-built dirt track car is powered by a fuel injected, inline 4-cylinder engine from Yamaha's R1S production motorcycle.

The car is designed to be a low maintenance, low cost-of-operation turnkey production racer with the potential for national retail distribution, financing and parts support that could bring a new level of accessibility to fans and would-be racers from outside of the current dirt track world.

The Yamaha R1DT Invitational will be the first time that multiple R1DT cars are on a track at the same time and competing for the checkered flag. The Invitational will feature racing champions, retired veterans, and top up-and-comers from various racing backgrounds.

The race will be broadcast live nationally during the "USAC Budweiser Oval Nationals" on www.speedshifttv.com. For more information and updates on the Yamaha R1DT prototype car, visit www.facebook.com/yamahadirttrack, www.twitter.com/yamahadirttrack, and www.instagram.com/yamahadirttrack.