Makar Yurchenko: Victory in the 2nd stage of the Russian Supermoto Championship and Russian Cup on MiniMotard
One more landslide victory for Russian motorcycle rider Makar Yurchenko! On the 2nd stage of Russian Supermoto Championship that took place in the circuit Firsanovka, Moscow, the 16 y.o. rider got again the first place on the podium. It is already the second victory for Yurchenko in this competition. After these two stages and “clean” victories in the Russian Supermoto Championship, Makar came closer to the title of the Supermoto Champion in Russia. In MiniMotard class Yurchenko also came first to the finish line under the umbrella of the JMC Factory Team.
Russian Supermoto Championship involves both amateurs and professionals with different categories: Pros (S1) (groups A and B), Open (Open), Fans (Street) and MiniMotard (Pit Bike). In 2015 Makar Yurchenko competes in two categories: Pros (S1) – AvtoMotoAlians team, and MiniMotard (Pit Bike) – JMC Factory Team.
During the race in Firsanovka, Moscow, the track was half-wet from the heavy rain. Wet conditions gave the riders a great opportunity to test bikes in extreme conditions during trainings. However, severe weather conditions didn’t scare the visitors during the training days. As a reward they got a great performance and the chance to enjoy the impressive sliding of the professional riders. On the race day the weather stabilized.
Makar Yurchenko: “Two days before the competition we had to train under the heavy rain with rain tyres on totally wet track with puddles. In the racing day the weather stabilized and part of the track was already dry. For this reason in Supermoto class I was riding on the front rain tyre and the rear slick. This gave me the confidence on the wet parts of the track – at the same time the front tyre was not overheated and gave a good grip on the dry parts. In the MiniMotard class I chose slick tyres to feel more confident in the dry sections, but it was quite necessary to slow down while passing in wet.”
As a result Makar Yurchenko took again the first place on the podium, having Aleksey Orekhov and Artem Teslenko on 2nd and 3rd.
In the Russian Cup on MiniMotard Yurchenko showed a great fight for positions with his team mate Aleksey Smirnov (JMC Factory Team) and came first to the finish line with one more trophy to be proud of.
Makar Yurchenko: «In MiniMotard I took the lead in the beginning of the race and then fought for the victory with my team mate Alexei Smirnov, who has a huge experience in riding pit-bikes and scooters. During championship we certainly were rivals, but as a team, we were able to be on top over others and show an excellent result. This would not have happened without the great job of our JMC Factory Team, which I express my special thanks for the great bike and good setting. Riding in wet conditions was a great training for me that will be of great help during next stage of Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Assen, Netherlands.”
The 3rd stage of Russian Supermoto Championship and Russian Cup on MiniMotard will be held on June, 7th, in Nizniy Novgorod, circuit NRing, together with the 2nd round of RSBK (Russian Superbike Championship International Cup 2015).