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Introducing Yamaha’s Factory and Supported Teams and Riders for 2024
February 7, 2024 – For 2024, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. will continue our racing program in line with our basic policy of enhancing the value of the Yamaha brand, developing advanced technologies to feed back to our production machines, and promoting the healthy growth of motorsports.
This year brings changes to our rider lineup in categories from MotoGP to the World Superbike Championship and else
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Launch 2024 Line-Up in Sepang
February 5, 2024 — Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and Yamaha Motor Racing showed their desire for renewed success today at the Sepang International Circuit as the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team opened their garage doors to a select group of media representatives.
The colour scheme of the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP YZR-M1, the pit box, the riders' leathers, and the team clothing had stayed the same
Supporting Young Asia-Pacific Riders in Their Challenge to Reach the World Stage R3 bLU cRU Asia-Pacific Championship Newly Launched for 2024
December 28, 2023—Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. together with Thai Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. are launching the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Asia-Pacific Championship in the 2024 season with the aim of discovering and supporting talented young riders in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Asia-Pacific Championship is an expansion of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Thailand Cup, which was held in Thailand in 2023. R
Soichiro Minamimoto Completes Comeback at Final Round to Lift SS600 Title
December 4, 2023—Soichiro Minamimoto competed in Round 6 of the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) that was held in Thailand from December 1 to 3, where he raced a YZF-R6 for the Yamaha GEN BLU Racing Team ASEAN in the Supersports 600 (SS600) class. He won Race 1 on Saturday, December 2 to take over the championship lead. He followed that up with a 2nd place finish in Race 2 on Sunday, December
Jeremy Alcoba Completes Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp 2024 Rider Line-Up
November 27, 2023—Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and VR46 are delighted to announce that Jeremy Alcoba will be joining the Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp squad in 2024, lining up beside Ayumu Sasaki.
The talent and ambition of the 22-year-old Alcoba make him an ideal addition to the Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp 2024 line-up. The team debuted in the Moto2 World Championship in 2022 a
Jay Wilson Lifts 2023 JMX IA1 title with 17 Consecutive Moto Wins
October 9, 2023—On Sunday, October 8, 2023, at HSR Kyushu in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, Jay Wilson, who is competing in JMX's premier IA1 class for the Yamaha Factory Innovation Team on a YZ450FM, won both motos and secured the 2023 title, continuing a string of 17 moto wins in the process. It is Wilson’s second year in a row to lift the championship laurels after winning the IA2 title in 2022. T
Katsuyuki Nakasuga Wins 12th Career JSB1000 Title
September 25, 2023—On Sunday, September 24, 2023, Round 7 of the All Japan Road Race Championship was held at Okayama International Circuit in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. There, the Yamaha Factory Racing Team’s Katsuyuki Nakasuga won his 9th victory of the season in the premier JSB1000 class and in the process secured his third consecutive JSB1000 title since 2021, which was the 12th in total for h
Yamalube YART Yamaha EWC Official Team Wins 2023 EWC Title
September 19, 2023—On September 16-17 2023, the iconic Bol d’Or race, Round 4 of the Endurance World Championship (EWC), was held. The Yamalube YART Yamaha EWC Official Team finished 4th, and in doing so secured the 2023 EWC title, which was the team’s first since 2009 and Yamaha’s first since 2017 when the GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team won it.
The 2023 season saw YART take 2nd in the season o
Jonathan Rea to Race for Yamaha in WorldSBK from 2024
September 5, 2023—Yamaha Motor Europe is pleased to announce that six-time FIM Superbike World Champion Jonathan Rea will race alongside Andrea Locatelli in the Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK Official Team in 2024, having secured a two-year agreement with the Ulsterman.
Rea is the most successful WorldSBK rider of all time, winning six consecutive titles in an incredible period of dominance bet
Crutchlow Shows Off Yamalube RS4GP Racing Team YZR-M1 at Private Motegi Test
August 11, 2023—Ahead of his wild card entry at Round 14 of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship, Cal Crutchlowcompleted a successful private test at the Mobility Resort Motegi (formerly known as Twin Ring Motegi) on 8th August 2023.
At the test, the Yamalube RS4GP Racing Team made their first steps towards their mission to accelerate bike development. It also was Crutchlow’s first opportunity to
Crutchlow To Make Wild Card Entry at the Grand Prix of Japan with the YAMALUBE RS4GP Racing Team
July 25, 2023—Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce that Cal Crutchlow will be a wild-card entry in the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, Round 14 of the 2023 FIM MotoGP World Championship, riding the special livery YAMALUBE RS4GP Racing Team YZR-M1 at the Mobility Resort Motegi (formerly known as Twin Ring Motegi) circuit in the race weekend of 29 Sept - 1 Oct.
As the official Yamaha Factory
Kasma Daniel to Replace Kohta Nozane at the Italian and German GP
June 7, 2023—Kohta Nozane was ruled unfit to take part in this weekend’s Gran Premio d’ Italia and the Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. Kasma Daniel bin Kasmayudin will step up as replacement rider for Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp, joining Manuel Gonzalez.
Kohta Nozane has been ruled out for this weekend’s Gran Premio d’ Italia and the Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland due to the back
Yamalube YART Yamaha EWC Official Team to Race as Yamaha’s Top Team at 44th “Coca-Cola” Suzuka 8 Hours
June 5, 2023—Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is proud to announce that the Yamalube YART Yamaha EWC Official Team currently competing in the Endurance World Championship (EWC) will participate in the 44th “Coca-Cola” Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race from August 4 (Fri.) to August 6 (Sun.), 2023 as Yamaha’s top team for the event.
As indicated by the team’s name, the YZF-R1 machine will feature a speci
Yamaha and Razgatlıoğlu to Part Ways at End of 2023 WorldSBK Season
May 22, 2023—The 2021 Superbike World Champion, Toprak Razgatlıoğlu, will leave the Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK Team at the end of the 2023 season as he and Yamaha amicably end their successful four-year relationship together, with the Turkish rider seeking a new challenge for 2024.
Razgatlıoğlu’s potential on two wheels was clear from a young age. He won several national Turkish Motocross C
12th Yamaha VR46 Master Camp to Kick Off
May 18, 2023 – Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and the VR46 Riders Academy once again come together in Tavullia to collaborate on their shared young talent training program. The 12th Yamaha VR46 Master Camp, held from 19 - 25 May 2023, is one day longer than the usual format and will be attended by two European, one Latin American, and three Asian 2023 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship participants.<
Kenichi Kuroyama to Contest Trial2 on TY-E 2.1 Electric Trials Bike
May 18, 2023—Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce that the Yamaha Factory Racing Team’s Kenichi Kuroyama will compete in Round 3 of the 2023 Hertz FIM Trial World Championship, the Taisei Rotec TrialGP of Japan, riding the TY-E 2.1 electric trials bike in the Trial2 World Championship on May 20-21.
Yamaha is aiming to acquire technology toward developing an electric motorcycle that has
Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd and Valentino Rossi Sign Brand Ambassador Agreement
Valentino Rossi fans all over the world will be thrilled by the announcement that their hero will be once again officially representing Yamaha. After 16 years of racing partnership, the nine-time World Champion has entered into an agreement with Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. as an official Yamaha Brand Ambassador.
Gerno di Lesmo (Italy), 29th April 2023 - Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. are delighted to announ
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP YZR-M1 to Proudly Display the Logo of India Yamaha Motor’s Brand Campaign "The Call of the Blue" at the Official Sepang MotoGP IRTA Test and at the Indian GP
February 10, 2023 – The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team are delighted to highlight their growing relationship with India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. (IYM). The logo of IYM's successful brand campaign "The Call of the Blue" will be in full view on Fabio Quartararo’s and Franco Morbidelli’s YZR-M1s at the Official Sepang MotoGP IRTA Test and at the Indian GP.
The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team s
Introducing Yamaha’s Factory and Supported Teams and Riders for 2023
February 8, 2023—Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.’s racing program in 2023 is based on three main goals: enhancing the value of the Yamaha brand, developing advanced technologies for our production machines, and promoting the healthy growth of motorsports.
In 2022, Yamaha riders fought hard but narrowly missed out on title wins in several categories. In the MotoGP World Championship, Fabio Quartararo fin
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Unveil New 2023 Yamaha YZR-M1 Livery
January 17, 2023 – Today, the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team unveiled their brand-new colour scheme at Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing's 2023 '3S Dealer Meeting’, which is the largest dealer meeting in the world within Yamaha’s network.
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. President Yoshihiro Hidaka, General Manager Motorsports Development Division of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and President of Yamaha Mo