One Step Closer to the Dream for McKinley Kyle Paz

Date posted on May 27, 2021
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He made his mark in the Philippine and Asian racing scene and now Filipino pride McKinley Kyle Paz is venturing into the FIM CEV  Repsol Moto2 competition, determined and striving to reach his ultimate goal which is to race in the pinnacle of motorcycle racing, the MotoGP.

The CEV is organized by Dorna alongside the Spanish Motorcycle Federation since 2008. Its aim is to “allow the youngest motorcycling talents from all over the world to develop their skills and potential in the best possible setting.” The CEV Championship became the FIM CEV Repsol, a Championship under the umbrella of the FIM in 2014.

The FIM CEV Repsol is acknowleged as the standout championship for young riders who strive to ride in MotoGP. It is the go to championship or the stepping stone for young riders all over the world who strive to one day ride in the MotoGP.

Paz has achieved numerous titles in the Philippines including IRGP victories before his impressive stint in the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) where he and UMA Racing-Yamaha Philippines captured the Underbone 150 title in 2019. In 2020, he participated in the ARRC Supersport 600 class but the pandemic halted the series.

The rider from Taytay, Rizal is the first Filipino to compete in the FIM CEV Repsol Moto2 competition. He is racing under the VR46 Mastercamp Team  managed by Valentino Rossi and Scott Jarvis, the son of Yamaha Motor Racing Manager Director Lin Jarvis. Prior to this, aside from being the first Filipino ARRC champion, he is also the first Filipino to be invited in the VR46 Master Camp Academy.

Kyle will race for the country in racetracks across Spain and Portugal. His campaign starts on June 13 in Barcelona-Catalonia, Catalonia, Spain. Kyle is happy and thankful to Yamaha for the opportunity.

For Yamaha Motor Philippines (YMPH), this feat is something to be proud of by every Filipino. The manufacturer has always been active in racing and they found ways even during the pandemic as they held the Yamaha Racing Arena digital tournament in 2020.

The manufacturer also continues to provide stylish and quality motorcycles as they recently launched the Sniper 155 and 155R, the new Mio scooters and the Aerox and NMAX with Y-Connect technology.

L-R: Yamaha Motor Philippines’ Mr. Jordan Cornista and Mr. Akihiro Maruo, Mckinley Kyle Paz and Yamaha Motor Philippines’ Mr. Shinsuke Iida and Mr. Toni Acuesta

The continued rise of Paz is a testament to the unwavering dedication of Yamaha Motor Philippines in developing riders in the Philippines. It is important for the company that Filipino riders are given the opportunity to be great and showcase their talent at home and abroad. To show that their aspirations for excellence in any competition can be realized. Yamaha offers only the top performing machines for every Filipino which will serve as their vessel towards every victory. But the pursuit does not stop there because Yamaha will keep innovating and advancing their machines,” said YMPH

Kyle started racing pocketbikes as a kid and now this young man is getting closer to his dream of racing in the MotoGP. Good luck Wonder Boy! We are so proud!

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