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.

Yamaha To Exhibit 4-wheeled Compact Series Hev

Yamaha to Exhibit 4-wheeled Compact Series HEV

Yamaha Motor Co Ltd announced the overview of a series hybrid vehicle (HEV) that it will exhibit at Tokyo Motor Show 2017, which will be open to the public from Oct 28 to Nov 5, 2017.

Under the theme of "Half Size Mobility," which is aimed at realizing both high convenience and high driving performance, Yamaha will exhibit a compact four-wheeled series HEV equipped with an engine for power generation.

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.

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.

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.

Pata Yamaha Aiming To End Season On A High In Qatar

Pata Yamaha Aiming to End Season on a High in QatarThe Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team are relishing the opportunity to perform at the final round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship in Qatar this weekend. Having gone from strength to strength throughout the year, the team will be looking to bow out on a high to bring an end to a 2017 season that has seen them emerge as regular podium contenders. Alex Lowes wants to finish the year in the strongest possible way and is hoping to add to his tally of three podiums so far in 2017 after back to back fourth-place finishes last time out in Jerez. His teammate Michael van der Mark, fresh from a superb MotoGP debut for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team in Malaysia, hopes to continue the form that has seen him record two podiums at the last three rounds and eleven consecutive points-scoring finishes.

Young Riders Impress At First Yamaha R3 Blu Cru Masterclass In Latina, Italy

Young Riders Impress at First Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Masterclass in Latina, ItalyThe inaugural Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Masterclass saw 11 young riders given the chance to learn from their heroes as they attempted to secure a coveted slot in the 2018 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge, which sees six riders competing onboard Yamaha R3s in the WorldSSP300 Championship. Reigning Endurance World Champions, GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team's David Checa and Niccolò Canepa, along with GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team's Federico Caricasulo, plus the winner of the inaugural Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge and Vice WorldSSP300 Champion, Alfonso Coppola, were on hand to give advice and instruction to the young hopefuls, with the six winners to be announced on the 1st of November.

Determined Movistar Yamaha Finish Seventh And Ninth In Drenched Sepang

Determined Movistar Yamaha Finish Seventh and Ninth in Drenched SepangAll eyes were on the skies at the Sepang International Circuit today as Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales lined up their bikes on the grid minutes before the start of a drama-filled Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. After a dry warm up session, the wet conditions for the race made tyre choice crucial. The teammates pushed hard in the wet, whilst being careful not to get caught out by the slippery conditions. They secured seventh and ninth place respectively.