Yamaha
Oct 9

MotoGP: The Heat Is On, Yamaha Heads Overseas To Malaysia

MotoGP: The Heat Is On, Yamaha Heads Overseas to Malaysia

Factory Racing’s Spanish rider leads Repsol Team’s Spanish rider during the GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

The heat is definitely on as Yamaha Factory Racing head overseas for the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, the first of the triple back-to-back races that mark the final push to the end of the season. Just four races remain for defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo to try to retain his crown from current championship leader Marc Marquez.

The Sepang circuit is up first this Sunday. Lorenzo has yet to score a premier class victory at the track, coming second in 2012 and third in 2010. The Mallorcan does have one 250cc win under his belt from 2006.

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Oct 1

Crutchlow Calls For Greater Engine Performance

Crutchlow Calls For Greater Engine Performance

British rider rides his Tech 3. (Photo: Getty Images)

Cal Crutchlow was left downcast following Sunday’s Aragón Grand Prix, having finished sixth from seventh on the grid at the end of a frustrating weekend.

After the 23-lap encounter which was staged over a total of almost 117 kilometers, Crutchlow stressed that both he and teammate Bradley Smith were losing much ground at MotorLand Aragón, particularly down the kilometer-long back straight.

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Sep 25

Yamaha Returns to Spain For Aragon GP

Yamaha Returns to Spain For The Aragon GP

rider gives a thumbs-up. (Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

Fresh from two consecutive race victories in Silverstone and Misano, the Yamaha Factory Racing Team is now returning to Spain for the third ‘home’ race of the year for defending world champion , the Gran Premio Iveco de at the Motorland circuit in .

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Sep 12

Rossi: ‘Assen Made Up For Two Years Of Disappointment’

Rossi: ‘Assen made up for two years of disappointment’

Italy’s celebrates on the podium after winning the Dutch in . (Photo: Getty Images)

In order to discuss his return to Factory Racing, Valentino Rossi began by explaining his departure from the Team following two winless years with the marque.

“It would have been very nice to win with Ducati,” Rossi said. “I didn’t expect it to be so difficult. I gave it 100 percent, but it wasn’t to be. These things happen. The difficult part was knowing it was two years.

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At the end of the first I realized there was no chance, but knew I would have to go through a second year knowing I wouldn’t be able to fight for good positions. That was complicated. It was very difficult to find any motivation and to try and stay focused. In the end, you don’t enjoy your 18 MotoGP races if you are traveling the world, but knowing you can’t fight for what you want. When things are like that, it is quite difficult…

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Sep 12

Yamaha Will Race F1-Style Gearbox At Misano

Jorge Lorenzo

rides his around Luffield Corner during the race at Silverstone. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo’s increasingly desperate defense of his MotoGP world championship will receive a boost with the arrival of Yamaha’s F1-style seamless shift gearbox for Sunday’s .

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After an agonizing wait and strident pleas from Lorenzo and , the new gearbox will be fitted to both factory Yamahas from Friday’s free practice sessions at Misano.

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