WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BIKE STOLEN IN SOUTHAMPTON

Callous thieves have broken into the Nursling head office of Bike-It International and made off with a priceless motorbike – which was set for a starring role in next month’s British Motocross Grand Prix in Hampshire. The stolen Yamaha motorbike was on display in the foyer of Bike-It International, which is the title sponsor of the Yamaha UK team and Bike-It Promotions, a subsidiary of … [Read more...]

YAMAHA AND ROSSI TOGETHER AGAIN FOR 2007

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Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd is delighted to announce that Valentino Rossi will remain with the Japanese factory in 2007, racing for a fourth year with Yamaha's Factory Team in the MotoGP World Championship. Rossi will continue to spearhead Yamaha's Grand Prix challenge and bike development, as MotoGP enters a new era of 800cc racing in 2007. Rossi has enjoyed huge success with Yamaha since he joined … [Read more...]

CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM: HOME RACE PRESENTS FRESH CHALLENGE

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The Camel Yamaha Team heads into its home Grand Prix this weekend looking to turn a stuttering start to the season into a consistent challenge for MotoGP World Championship honours. The fast and flowing Mugello circuit in Italy presents an entirely different challenge to the tight complexities of recent tracks such as Le Mans and Shanghai and both Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards hope it can also … [Read more...]

WSS: DOUBLE PODIUM FOR YAMAHA MOTOR GERMANY

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Round: 5 - United Kingdom Circuit: Silverstone Date: 28 May 2006 Crowd: 71000 Temp: 15ºC Weather: Dry Yamaha Motor Germany riders Broc Parkes and Kevin Curtain took advantages of development work on their Yamaha YZF-R6s to finish second and third in a sunny fifth round of the Supersport World Championship at Silverstone today. Having brought a new development of the YZF-R6 engine with … [Read more...]

WILD CAR TOMMY PUTS YAMAHA ON SILVERSTONE POLE

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Round: 5 - United Kingdom Circuit: Silverstone Date: 27 May 2006 Temp: 11ºC Weather: Wet Yamaha-riding British wild-card Tommy Hill, who normally competes in his national championship, had a sensational world championship debut, taking pole position on his Virgin Mobile Yamaha YZF-R1 at Silverstone today. For the first time this year superpole was run under wet weather regulations, … [Read more...]

BAYLISS TAKES SECOND PLACE ON STARTING GRID FOLLOWING WET SUPERPOLE AT SILVERSTONE

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Troy Bayliss will line up on the front row of the starting grid in second place for tomorrow's fifth round of the World Superbike Championship following a wet Superpole session at Silverstone. British Superbike regular Tommy Hill (Yamaha) used his wild-card status to good effect in the slippery conditions to power to the pole position, while the front row of the grid is completed by Chris Walker … [Read more...]

ROSSI: WHICH WAY NOW?

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Wednesday's announcement that MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi will remain on two wheels has ended one avenue of speculation about the Italian superstar's future - but opened another... Rossi's current Yamaha contract expires at the end of this season and - while it is assumed that the seven-times world champion now intends to remain at the marque for a fourth year in 2007 - rival … [Read more...]

YAMAHA PUT DISAPPOINTMENT BEHIND THEM WITH POSITIVE LE MANS TEST

Camel Yamaha Team Test Le Mans, France Monday 22nd May 2006 YAMAHA PUT DISAPPOINTMENT BEHIND THEM WITH POSITIVE LE MANS TEST   Camel Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards were back on board at Le Mans today, with riders and team alike eager to forget the disappointment of yesterday’s race and start looking forward to the next challenge.  Rossi and … [Read more...]

ROOKIE PEDROSA NOTCHES SECOND POLE IN FRANCE

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Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC211V) put his stamp firmly on the MotoGP category with a scorching 1m 33.990s lap of the Bugatti circuit here at Le Mans to record his second pole position in only his  fifth outing on a 990cc machine. Shinya Nakano (Kawasaki) qualified second and John Hopkins (Suzuki) completes the front row.   In awkward, gusty conditions the pint-sized pilot proved he is … [Read more...]

BAD LUCK STRIKES AGAIN FOR CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM AT LE MANS

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French Grand Prix Le Mans, France Sunday 21st May 2006 BAD LUCK STRIKES AGAIN FOR CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM AT LE MANS   Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi’s unfortunate start to his MotoGP World Championship defence continued today as the Italian rider was hit by another bout of bad luck at Le Mans, where he was forced to retire from the lead with an engine problem. This … [Read more...]