Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:46:50 +0100 Movistar Yamaha Push The Limit In First Qatar FP Session The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team made their first steps in the 2017 MotoGP title challenge today at the Grand Prix of Qatar. Riders Maverick Viņales and Valentino Rossi didn't hold back in the first free practice session of the season at the Losail International Circuit, securing first and ninth position respectively.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:39:50 +0100 Movistar Yamaha Prepare for 2017 Season Kick-Off in Qatar The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team has returned to the Losail International Circuit in Qatar to kick off the MotoGP World Championship this weekend. Riders Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viņales can hardly wait to fire up their YZR-M1s' engines under the floodlights for the first free practice session of the Grand Prix of Qatar on Thursday and finalise their bike set-up at the 5.4 km track for the first race of the season.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:20:49 +0100 Moments of Brilliance for Paturel & Van doninck in Argentina The wide, fast and spectacular venue of Patagonia Argentina made for a thrilling third stop on the MX2 World Championship calendar with Kemea Yamaha Official MX2's Benoit Paturel laying a finger on the championship lead, briefly, after using the lively power of his YZ250F to finish second place in first race of the day. With the strange, dark and grainy volcanic soil of the Neuquen region being unlike anything else on the calendar, pushing too hard was detrimental, and Paturel was forced to learn the hard way as he bounced back from two minor errors for ninth place in the final outing, and fourth overall. Meanwhile Brent Van doninck continued to forge his name and his place in MX2 by finishing inside the top seven on both occasions for a commendable seventh overall.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:55:14 +0100 Van Horebeek Puts in A Powerful Podium Performance The eyes and minds of motorcycle racing enthusiasts that follow the FIM Motocross World Championship were drawn in and blown-away by Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing MXGP rider Jeremy Van Horebeek's speed as he took his YZ450FM to second overall at the MXGP of Patagonia Argentina. Hosting the third stop of nineteen in the 2017 MXGP series, the small village of Villa la Angostura witnessed Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing's Romain Febvre giving the 29,500 fans that turned up something to roar about as he fired back from two middling starts and a small crash for two hard-fought results, fourth and eighth for fifth overall.