Pang Yok You (YY Pang)
YY Pang has become a household name among Malaysian racing fraternity or even other ASEAN countries. The YYPANG name started humbly in 1975 when Mr Pang Yok You (Y.Y.Pang) threw himself into the racing arena as a privateer.
Mr. Pang quickly stamped his authority in the local racing scene and by 1978, he had already won two races and finished third in another race which is a creditable achievement for a privateer. He remained as the top privateer for another two more years, posting numerous podium finishes on various machinery.
Mr Pang's break came in 1981 when he joined Hong Leong Yamaha Team. The difficult days of struggling financially to stay racing came to an end signaling the dawning of an illustrious career under the wings of Hong Leong Yamaha. With competitive machinery he entrenched himself as top class competitor taking on local as well as foreign riders fearlessly.
Between 1981 until his eventual retirement from active riding in 1990, he had notched about twenty 1st place finishes, eighteen 2nd and sixteen 3rd place finishes, a total of 54 podium finishes.
In addition to his personal achievements, in the span of 12 years of racing, he has ridden and worked on machines ranging from 80cc underbone machines to 500cc Grand Prix thoroughbreds.
Mr Pang's tremendous wealth of mechanical and riding experience proved to be invaluable when, in 1990, he started his own YY Pang Racing Team.
Y-Y Pang Racing Team
Mr. Pang started his very first racing team in year 1990. His riders included Chow Yan Kit, Chia Tuck Cheong, and Munisparan. We saw the emergence of Y-Y Pang Racing Team when they swept the majority of the underbone and 130cc races.
Ah Hong Motor Yamaha 3S Y-Y Pang Racing Team
One year after Mr. Pang managed his own team, he joined forces with Kenny Chua in year 1991 and formed Ah Hong Motor Yamaha 3S Y-Y Pang Racing Team. Bringing along his wealth of knowledge, experiences, riders, and recruiting new potential racers, Ah Hong Motor Yamaha 3S Y-Y Pang Racing Team quickly became a formidable force in local motorcycle racing.
In his capacity as a manager-cum-coach, he imparted his experience, not only in riding but also his prowess in machine preparation, engine modification and development.
Mr. Pang then had, at his disposal, extremely talented riders and immaculately prepared machines. These two ingredients blended perfectly and produced one of the most respected and successful racing teams in the country in the 1990's. The extraordinary achievements with Ah Hong Motor Yamaha 3S Y-Y Pang Racing Team in street and track racing remains unsurpassed.
Castrol Yamaha Y-Y Pang Racing Team
In year 1997 to 2000, Mr. Pang continued his racing career with sponsorships from Castrol and Yamaha. Castrol Yamaha Y-Y Pang Racing Team shined not only in local motorcycle racing arena but also in Asia. Under Mr. Pang's baton, the team swept many races in Malaysia Cub Prix Championship and FIM Asia Road Racing Championship.
In year 2000, Mr. Pang was also proud to receive the coaching accreditation from Ian Willis, the Director of Mavric Motorcycle Coaching in Victoria, Australia.
China-Macau Zongshen Y-Y Pang Racing Team
From year 2001 till 2003, Y-Y Pang Racing Team also joined force with China-Macau Zongshen racing team and performed tremendously in FIM Asia Road Racing Championship.
Motul Y-Y Pang Racing Team
In year 2004, Motul became the main sponsor for Y-Y Pang racing team and formed Motul Y-Y Pang Racing Team. This red colour motorcycle racing team has become a symbol of local motorcycle racing leader after continuous good results in Malaysia Cub Prix Championship.
Motul KMC Y-Y Pang Racing Team
In year 2007, Motul KMC Y-Y Pang Racing Team was formed. The red team continued to conquer the track and won many races in Malaysia Cub Prix Championship.
Motul Yamaha Y-Y Pang Racing Team
In year 2009, the team was restructured and Motul Yamaha Y-Y Pang Racing Team now continues to be the legendary racing team in Malaysian Cub Prix Championship.
Motul Zeneos Yamaha Y-Y Pang Racing Team
In year 2016, Zeneos join the team as Main Sponsor and the team continues to shine in Malaysian Cub Prix Championship.
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