Kerwin Chang of Phil NAMSSA TVS Team to race in ARRC

Date posted on May 3, 2022
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TVS Racing, the racing arm of TVS will conduct the TVS Asia One-Make Championship that will be held along with the Asian Road Racing Championship this 2022. The One-Make championship will use sixteen racing-spec TVS Apache RR 310 and will race in Malaysia, Japan,Thailand and Indonesia.  

The rider selection process was conducted last April 27 at Sepang circuit in Malaysia to select the  best riders from Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia.

“The engineering and performance prowess in our race machines has been derived from TVS Racing’s race-bred pedigree on the track, proving its mettle across a host of racing formats and has put us on the global map.  We are excited about carving our success story internationally. The TVS Asia One Make Championship will play a pivotal role as a milestone in our global journey for TVS Racing, said Mr. Vimal Sumbly, Head – Premium Business, TVS Motor Company. 

One of our best Filipino racer, Kerwin Chang,  joined the selection and successfully qualified. He will be running under the Philippine NAMSSA TVS Team for the whole season of 2022 TVS-ARRC.

“Congratulations to Kerwin Chang for making it to the TVS One Make Category of the 2022 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship duly sanctioned by FIM Asia. Kerwin was picked 4th over-all in the riders selection process. NAMSSA would like to thank all and those who helped Kerwin Chang for this golden opportunity for him to be back in the international racing arena once again, ”  said NAMSSA Secretariat

TVS Racing Apache RR 310

The race-spec Apache RR 310 draws inspiration from Akula – the supersport motorcycle concept that was globally showcased during the 2016 Auto Expo. The motorcycle has been designed and engineered from the ground up and gets substantial upgrades. It gets the 312cc DOHC four-valve liquid-cooled engine that belts out more power than the street-legal TVS Apache RR 310. The engine uses forged pistons, titanium valves and HLHD Cams, resulting in higher power output.

In-turn, the motorcycle is also equipped with RAM Air Intake system that further increases the top speed. TVS says that with the extensive use of carbon fibre, the race machine has also shed some weight, resulting into faster race times. The motorcycle’s frame and externals are designed to have low drag force for a better top-speed on the track. It is also equipped with Ohlins adjustable and custom-built suspension and rides on Dunlop soft compound radial racing tyres.

Photos and references from TVS Racing, Kerwin Chang and NAMSSA

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