Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes completed the final European test of their pre-season preparations at Motorland Aragon today, finding further improvements in the set-up of the new Ninja ZX-10R as the first round of the 2016 season looms on the horizon.
Yamaha knows that champions win on the highest quality competition parts, and Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing (GYTR) combines top-level knowledge from the Yamaha Racing R&D with decades of Grand Prix experience to give to motocross riders high performance in the heaviest racetrack conditions without forsaking engine durability.
Today's eleventh stage was all about agility and speed as the route brought the competitors from La Rioja to San Juan. After yesterday's unlucky results for the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team and the Yamalube Yamaha Junior Rally Team, the two top riders Hélder Rodrigues and Adrien Van Beveren proved their determination today to shake up the general standings in the tail end of the competition by keeping their steady pace.
Dakar Rally's second marathon stage has been half-completed under high temperatures in Argentina. Today's stage was shortened due to extreme weather conditions, a recurring theme during this 2016 competition.
Today's sixth stage was the longest special section of the Dakar Rally, with a 542-kilometres race, during which Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team's Hélder Rodrigues and Alessandro Botturi made their intentions known.
With already nearly 2500 kilometers on the WR450F Rally's odometers, the fourth stage, also known as 'the marathon stage' of the 2016 Dakar Rally, was a real test for the Yamaha's riders. Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team's Hélder Rodrigues and Alessandro Botturi kept their front-positions and finished in 14th and 16th place respectively.
After yesterday's agitation caused by the cancellation of the first special stage, the Yamaha riders were impatient for the 2016 Dakar Rally battle to officially kick off today. Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team's Alessandro Botturi and Hélder Rodrigues ranked within the top 13, while Yamalube Yamaha Junior Rally Team's Adrien Van Beveren and Xavier De Soultrait did well to make up time after taking a fall, finishing in 29th and 51st place respectively.
With public transportation in Ofunato, Iwata Prefecture, still a shadow of its former self four years after the city was struck by a massive tsunami on March 2011, the city government here rode to the rescue.
Kawasaki Racing Team pairing Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes made the most of the available track time at Motorland Aragon over a two-day test with the 2016 Ninja ZX-10R while also filming an interview session for the launch of the much anticipated KRT Winter Test Edition of the same bike in its road form at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan.
An open-top double-decker bus is providing visitors with a scenic tour of this ancient capital. Sky Bus Kyoto, which started Oct. 1, allows passengers to see Kyoto from a high vantage point while enjoying a breath of fresh air.
Kawasaki Racing Team competitors Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes took part in an official Dorna World Organisation test session at Portimao on Monday 8th June, just one day after the end of the Portuguese round of the championship.
Round seven of the 2015 World Superbike championship takes place at Portimao in Portugal this weekend (5-7 June) with Pata Honda riders Sylvain Guintoli and Michael van der Mark aiming to produce strong performances.