|Professional riders in a race in Cần Thơ province. — Photo courtesy of Lục Phong Motor Club|Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — A gathering of 172 motorcycle riders, including eight women, will race in the second Yamaha Grand Prix Motorbike Race at the central city’s track on Sunday.
The event’s organising committee made the announcement to Việt Nam News yesterday, stating that riders from clubs in 10 provinces and cities nationwide will compete over a tough 500m course located near September 2nd Street in Đà Nẵng.
Competitors will race on a zigzag track for nine laps in four categories of Yamaha bikes including Sirius, Exciter, Cygnus and 150cc sport bike.
The Việt Nam Cycling and Motor Federation said participants will compete in two divisions for amateur and professional racers, running from 8am till 4pm on Sunday.
It’s the second time that the race has been held in Việt Nam for motorbike riders and athletes.
The first Yamaha Grand Prix was held in Bình Dương Province last year with men’s and women’s riders competing in nine categories divided into three divisions for 115cc-, 125cc- and 150cc-engines for both professionals and amateurs.
Đà Nẵng also hosted the first Việt Nam Motor Club Prix with the participation of 50 professionals and amateurs competing in two categories of 125cc motorcycles with two-stroke and four-stroke engines in 2012.
In February, Italian motorcycle racing icon Valentino Rossi paid a visit to Việt Nam during the Y-rider 2017 in HCM City. — VNS