Movistar Yamaha Find Mojo On First Valencia Test Day

Movistar Yamaha Find Mojo on First Valencia Test DayThe Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team successfully completed the first day of the Valencia MotoGP Official Test at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, testing various bike chassis and set-up options. Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi had positive feelings after the progress they made today and set the first and fourth fastest time respectively. 

Valiant 5th And 12th For Movistar Yamaha In The Final Act Of Motogp In Valencia

Valiant 5th and 12th for Movistar Yamaha in the Final Act of MotoGP in ValenciaMotoGP fans couldn't have asked for a more dramatic Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana today and the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders were there to pick up the pieces. Valentino Rossi rode a very consistent race to secure fifth position. After a small crash in the morning warm up, Maverick Viñales needed some time to make strides. He took 12th place at the finish line.

Movistar Yamaha Search For Solution On Second Day In Spain

Movistar Yamaha Search for Solution on Second Day in SpainAn incident-packed last Q2 session of the season, held at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit this afternoon, saw Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi secure seventh place on the grid for the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana. His teammate Maverick Viñales took part in Q1 and only just missed out on a place in the top-2, to promote to Q2. He will start tomorrow's race from 13th position.

Movistar Yamaha Start Spanish Showdown In Valencia

Movistar Yamaha Start Spanish Showdown in ValenciaMovistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales slowly turned up the heat at the first free practice sessions of the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana. As the temperatures rose, the teammates upped their speed to secure 11th and 12th place respectively in the combined free practice timesheets.

Lexus Could Expand Racing Efforts With Imsa Daytona Prototype Entry

Lexus Could Expand Racing Efforts with IMSA Daytona Prototype Entry

Lexus is actively evaluating an entry into the Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class, the highest tier of racing in the IMSA racing championship — from RACER:

Multiple sources have told RACER the luxury arm of auto giant Toyota is actively evaluating a Daytona Prototype international effort, with Toyota Racing Development senior manager Steve Hallam spearheading the initiative. It’s believed the TRD-led DPi venture has been shopped to multiple teams, and would be separate from any involvement it currently has with the 3GT-run Lexus RC F IMSA program.

Mahias Takes Stunning Victory In Qatar To Become Worldssp Champion

Mahias Takes Stunning Victory in Qatar to Become WorldSSP ChampionGRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team's Lucas Mahias put in a sensational performance under the floodlights in Qatar at the final round of the season, despite being under immense pressure, to take a superb victory and become the 2017 FIM Supersport World Champion. Only needing to finish in tenth to secure the title, Mahias shook off any nerves he may have been feeling and enjoyed a stunning battle at the front, highlighting his fearless character as he went on to win the race by just 0.023s in an incredible finish to the season. In the process being crowned WorldSSP champion by a margin of 29 points, adding to the Team and Manufacturer titles that the GRT Team and Yamaha had wrapped up at the last round in Magny-Cours to complete the "triple crown'.

Lowes Back On The Podium As Pata Yamaha End Season In Sensational Fashion

Lowes Back on the Podium as Pata Yamaha End Season in Sensational FashionThe Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team bounced back in incredible style on Saturday under the floodlights in Qatar at the final round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship, to confirm the progress made this year after their unfortunate double DNF in Race 1. Alex Lowes rode one of his best races of the season to charge from 10th on the grid to third, claiming his fourth podium of 2017 and ensuring he ended the year on a high. Not to be outdone, his teammate Michael van der Mark was also involved in the battle for the podium, just missing out as he crossed the line in fourth behind Lowes, to cap off a season that has seen the Pata Yamaha Team emerge as serious WorldSBK contenders.

Marvellous Mahias Secures Maiden Worldssp Pole In Qatar

Marvellous Mahias Secures Maiden WorldSSP Pole in QatarGRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team's Lucas Mahias followed up his dominant performance on Thursday under the lights in Qatar by smashing the lap record in SP2 on Friday on his way to recording his first WorldSSP pole position. The Championship leader set a 2:00.738 on his penultimate lap to ensure he will start Saturday's crucial race from the head of the front row, knowing he just needs to finish in tenth or higher to be crowned the 2017 FIM Supersport World Champion. Teammate Federico Caricasulo enjoyed another good day as he showed superb consistency, qualifying in seventh for Saturday's race and confident he can fight for the victory.

Bad Luck For Pata Yamaha Pair In Qatar Race 1

Bad Luck for Pata Yamaha Pair in Qatar Race 1The Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team suffered from a double dose of misfortune under the floodlights in Qatar on Friday, as both riders crashed out of Race 1 after having shown real promise throughout the weekend. Alex Lowes recorded his second consecutive front-row start and started Race 1 from P2 on the grid. During the race, he was involved in an excellent battle for second position before he crashed at Turn 16. He managed to rejoin but, due to damage sustained in the original accident, crashed again with two laps to go bringing a premature end to his race. His teammate Michael van der Mark qualified in seventh and was battling hard during the race to chase down the leading group when he was unlucky to make contact with another rider and crashed out on lap 7.

Yamaha R3 Blu Cru Challenge Riders For 2018 Announced

Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge Riders for 2018 AnnouncedYamaha Motor Europe is pleased to announce the six young riders that will compete in the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge within the 2018 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship. After impressing throughout the season in their respective national R3 Cups, 11 riders were invited to attend the recent Masterclass in Latina, Italy, and the six who will benefit from a Yamaha bLU cRU racing package as they compete on the world stage next season are Luca Bernardi (16) and Alessandro Arcangeli (16) from Italy, Dutchman Dennis Koopman (20), Notis Papapavlou (17) from Greece, French rider Hugo de Cancellis (16) and the 18-year-old Indonesian who has already made his mark in the WorldSSP300 Championship by winning the last race of the season in Jerez as a wildcard, Galang Hendra Pratama.

Mahias Enjoys Perfect Start In Worldssp In Qatar

Mahias Enjoys Perfect Start in WorldSSP in QatarGRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team's Lucas Mahias got off to a superb start in the hot and humid conditions at the crucial final round of the 2017 FIM Supersport World Championship in Qatar. Under the floodlights in the desert, the man who leads the championship by 20 points topped the overall timesheets by 0.412s as he blitzed the opposition into submission to get a crucial weekend started in the best possible fashion. His teammate Federico Caricasulo carried his incredible form from the last round at Jerez that saw him record the 'perfect' weekend to the Losail International Circuit as he ended Thursday in fourth overall, just 0.418s off the pace of his teammate, with both riders making it through automatically to Friday's SP2.

Pata Yamaha Get Off To A Superb Start Under The Lights In Qatar

Pata Yamaha Get Off to a Superb Start Under the Lights in Qatar

The Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team got off to their best start of the year in Qatar on day one of the final round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship. In the sweltering heat and humidity under the floodlights at the Losail International Circuit, Alex Lowes continued the excellent form he has shown at the last two rounds, finishing the day in a sensational second position on the combined timesheets, just 0.259s off the top. Michael van der Mark also had a great start to the final race weekend of the season, ending Thursday in fifth overall to cap a superb opening day for the team with both riders, once again, making it directly through to SP2.