Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Movistar Yamaha Positively Wrap Up Phillip Island Testing Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team's Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi successfully signed off their testing programme at the second official IRTA test today, securing first and twelfth place respectively in the combined standings.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Movistar Yamaha Leads Second Day of Phillip Island Testing After a successful first outing around the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit yesterday, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP?s Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi were back on the track today to continue their preparations for the 2017 MotoGP season.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Van Horebeek Takes In the View From the Top After winning the MX1 race at the third and final round of the Italian International Motocross Championship at Ottobiano yesterday, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing's Jeremy Van Horebeek has impressively underlined his speed and strength heading into the opening round of the 2017 MXGP series which will kick off in Qatar in less than 10 days' time. Teammate Romain Febvre has also been feeling his way back into competitive action. The Frenchman faced some hardships over the weekend but overcame them with a solid 3-4 result for third overall.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Confidence Boosting Win for Paturel in France Kemea Yamaha's MX2 'title favorite' Benoit Paturel has strengthened his label with an emphatic win at the French International, Lacapelle Marival, yesterday. The twenty-two year-old Frenchman was victorious against a deep field of MX2 stars with a 2-1 result landing him on the top step of the podium for the first time this year. With its clay base ripped to perfection the Lacapelle Marival circuit, located 2 hours North of Toulouse, was paradise for any rider fond of jumps and ruts. While the hard and tacky surface suited Paturel down to the ground, it was more of challenge for his Kemea Yamaha Official MX2 teammates Alvin Östlund and Brent Van doninck who tend to prefer sand tracks.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Yamaha bLU cRU joins the WorldSBK Championship Unveiling its racing future as part of the global press conference on Tuesday 7th February, Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. introduced the next generation of up-and-coming short circuit riders who will take on the R3 bLU cRU Challenge for 2017.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Yamaha Motor Europe Launches 2017 Racing Challenge in Italy As the new racing season draws closer, Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. has taken a moment between preseason testing activities to gather all of the Official Race Teams together to kick-off the 2017 Road and Off-Road line up. The international racing media were invited to join the Official Race Teams Press Conference on 7th February at the headquarters of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team in Gerno di Lesmo, Italy.