After his domination of the Asia Road Racing Championships UB150 class in 2019, McKinley Kyle Paz will continue his quest for glory as he represents the Philippines on racetracks worldwide. Next up for ‘The Wonder Boy’ is the 2021 FIM CEV-Repsol Moto2 category.
The aforementioned race class is seen as a stepping stone for riders aspiring to make it to the MotoGP. Paz has made history as the first Filipino rider to make it onto the grid of this event, which is populated by some of the best young racers from around the globe. Racing under the banner of racing legend Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Mastercamp Team, Paz will represent the country on tracks across Spain and Portugal.
Paz has quite a long motorsports background, with his racing career beginning early on in his childhood. After his domination of the local scene, Paz went on to cement himself as one of Asia’s top riders as he claimed the top spot at the 2019 ARRC UB150 class. Valentino Rossi and his team took notice and invited Paz to join the exclusive VR46 Master Camp, makingg him the first Filipino rider to be formally trained at the camp’s Moto Ranch.
Paz’s continued meteoric rise is a testament to the dedication of Yamaha Motor Philippines (YMPH) to developing riders in the Philippines. YMPH believes that it is of great importance that Filipino riders are given opportunities to showcase their skills at home and abroad. Yamaha recently featured Paz as the mystery rider in its video for the 2021 Sniper 155 and Sniper 155 R launch, which goes to show how much it is supporting Filipinos on and off the track.
Paz’s first race as an FIM CEV-Repsol Moto2 rider will take place on June 13 at the Barcelona-Catalonia racetrack in Spain. Without a doubt, this young racer will continue to make his country proud.
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