YAMAHA FACTORY RACING OUT IN FRONT IN QATAR

Yamaha Factory Racing commenced the latest stage of their pre-season testing schedule today, joining the rest of their MotoGP counterparts on track at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. This third test of the season is arguably the most important so far, as Losail will play host to the first race of the season in just over three week’s time. After two successive tests in Malaysia, the … [Read more...]

ROSSI & YAMAHA TOGETHER FOR 2007 AND 2008

Yamaha Motor Company Ltd and Valentino Rossi will continue to race together until the end of the 2008 season. The next two seasons will see Rossi ride as part of Yamaha’s Official Factory Team, with which he has already won two MotoGP World Championship titles since joining the Factory in 2004. The Italian, who turns 28 this month, has won 25 Grand Prix during his three seasons with Yamaha and … [Read more...]

CAMEL AND YAMAHA MOTOGP PART

Following Camel’s recent announcement, Yamaha Factory Racing would like to express its thanks to Camel and Japan Tobacco International for their partnership and support over the 2006 MotoGP season.   Our thanks go out to all those involved in the project; they have formed an important part of our team over the past year.   It has been a great honour for Yamaha to work with … [Read more...]

CAMEL AND YAMAHA MOTOGP PART

Following Camel’s recent announcement, Yamaha Factory Racing would like to express its thanks to Camel and Japan Tobacco International for their partnership and support over the 2006 MotoGP season.   Our thanks go out to all those involved in the project; they have formed an important part of our team over the past year.   It has been a great honour for Yamaha to work with … [Read more...]

CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM LOOK TO END DRAMATIC SEASON ON A HIGH

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Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang, Malaysia 8, 9, 10 September 2006 One of the closest MotoGP World Championships in history heads into its final stage this weekend as the series heads out to Malaysia for the first of a five-race spell across three continents. Races at Sepang, Phillip Island (Australia), Motegi (Japan), Estoril (Portugal) and Valencia (Spain), will decide the destiny of a … [Read more...]

ROSSI GETS STARTED ON HIS NEW CAMPAIGN WITH THE YAMAHA 800 IN VALENCIA

Just a couple of days after the dramatic finale to his rollercoaster season, Valentino Rossi was back out on track in Valencia yesterday and today, already thinking about next season’s revenge as he got to grips with Yamaha’s new 800cc motorcycle. After the final race of the 990cc era on Sunday, most of his MotoGP rivals were also out on their new bikes as the teams began the long winter of … [Read more...]

CORSER AND HAGA RIDE FOR YAMAHA IN 2007

Yamaha Motor Italia has signed Australian Troy Corser to ride alongside Noriyuki Haga in the 2007 Superbike World Championship. The spectacular line-up demonstrates Yamaha’s commitment to a series they returned to in 2005. Haga has won races on the R1 in each season – ending the 2005 and 2006 campaigns third in the standings. Corser is a two-time world champion with 33 race wins to his … [Read more...]

WEEKEND OF MIXED FORTUNES FOR BAYLISS (DUCATI XEROX) AT THE LAUSITZRING

Lausitz (Germany), Sunday 10th September: Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) had an up-and-down weekend in the tenth round of the World Superbike Championship at the Lausitzring. The championship leader, who could have clinched the title this weekend, crashed out on lap 5 of race 1 while leading and then recovered from 23rd to finish seventh as Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki) took the win from Noriyuki Haga … [Read more...]

EVERTS DENIED 100th WIN BUT MAUFACTURERS CROWN SECURED

Yamaha Intur Sports Motocross Team’s Stefan Everts was beaten for the first time this season after a thrilling contest against Josh Coppins at Desert Martin for the Grand Prix of Northern Ireland.  The Belgian was forced onto the second step after accumulating a 100% perfect winning streak of twelve rounds in succession when he lost a second race duel with Coppins. He had earlier taken … [Read more...]

SIX RACE CHALLENGE STARTS AT BRNO FOR CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM

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Czech Republic Grand Prix Brno, Czech Republic 17, 18, 19 August 2006 The Camel Yamaha team return from a three-week holiday next weekend to tackle the first of a final spell of six races that will determine whether reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi can turn around his fortunes and make a sixth consecutive defence of the title he has held since 2001. The Czech Republic Grand … [Read more...]