Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Injured Smith out for the back to back races Alex Lowes to replace him Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team rider Bradley Smith will unfortunately miss his home Grand Prix at Silverstone as well as the San Marino Grand Prix following a crash in the Oschersleben 8 Hours practice session last week which caused ligament damage to his right knee. As a result, the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team announces that Pata Yamaha Official World Superbike Team rider Alex Lowes will fill in for Smith at both races, having recently sampled the Tech3 Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP bike for the first time at the post-Czech GP test.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Yamaha Takes WMX Manufacturer Title as Duncan and van de Ven Go 1-2 in Assen Yamaha clinched the Manufacturer's Title at the 2016 Women's Motocross World Championship on Sunday with a 1-2 podium finish for Courtney Duncan and Nancy van de Ven in the Netherlands on deep and wet sands at the Assen TT Circuit. New Zealander Duncan won the dry and slippery first moto on Saturday, and after heavy rainstorms over night and immediately prior to Sunday's second moto, van de Ven went on to win in front of a home crowd in the final race of the 2016 season.
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:13:17 +0200 Van Horebeek Sails To Top Five on Assen Sands Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP rider Jeremy Van Horebeek rode over the deep sands at Assen on Sunday to a top five finish after heavy rains changed track conditions from one race to the next. Teammate Romain Febvre struggled in the treacherous, wet ruts of the first moto but bounced back after skies cleared and the circuit dried out in moto two.
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:10:35 +0200 Paturel Pulls Through Deep Sands in Assen Kemea Yamaha Official MX2 Team rider Benoit Paturel led the race on Sunday in Assen, pulling for three laps through the wet, sloppy conditions on the artificial sand track at the Assen TT Cirrcuit before fading to fifth. Teammates Brent Van doninck and Maxime Renaux split mixed results over the two motos, both struggling in the early race and both finding a measure of success once the track dried out.
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Yamaha Concludes 2016 FIM EWC Season with Double Victory in Oschersleben The GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team brought Yamaha its third victory of the 2016 FIM Endurance World Championship at this weekend's 8 Hours of Oschersleben race to end the season as the Vice-Champions for the second year in succession. The YART Yamaha Official EWC Team also fought like gladiators at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, but saw their championship challenge diminish when they were forced to retire after six hours due to a minor technical issue. Team 3ART Yam' Avenue delivered a brilliant performance to secure sixth place as the highest ranking SST team, giving Yamaha the FIM EWC World Cup Title.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Yamaha Qualify First and Second for Endurance Showdown The YART Yamaha Official EWC Team and GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team have kicked off the final round of the 2016 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben in style, flying to first and second place on the grid for Saturday's race after completing yesterday's and today's qualifying practice sessions.