Galang Hendra Brings Home
Indonesian Riders’ First World Championship
Victory in World Supersport 300
Round 9 of the World Supersport 300, also known as WSSP300, was held on Sunday, October 22 in Circuito de Jerez in Spain. Galang Hendra – with his YZF-R3, an exclusive rider of YIMM (Indonesia) and a “Wild Card” entry for the Moto X Racing team – took the round victory and became the first Indonesian rider ever to secure a world championship victory.
With the increasing popularity of motorsport in Indonesia, Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales in MotoGP have become Indonesian motorsport fans’ favorite heroes. YIMM aims to contribute to Yamaha’s branding efforts in motorsport by training young local riders with the potential to become a racing icon like Rossi. Hendra’s victory drew tremendous media attention from the Indonesian and international press, and the young Indonesian rider has quickly become a national hero. It was a triumphant moment that showed all young riders in Indonesia. “We can achieve our dreams, if we focus all of our energies on our goals!”
Akira Nakatsuka, Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM)