Tag Archive: Yamaha Factory Racing

Aug 01

Suzuka 8 Hours: Yamaha Factory Racing’s team of Pol Espargaro, Alex Lowes, and Katsuyuki Nakasuga take a dominant victory

Yamaha make it back-to-back wins at Suzuka

Having won the legendary endurance race in 2015 for the first time since 1996, the Yamaha Factory Racing team made it two in a row by taking a dominant victory in this year’s Suzuka 8 Hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 25

Record-breaking Espargaro puts Yamaha on pole position for the 2015 Suzuka 8 Hours

2015 FIM Endurance World Championship Series, Round 2 – Suzuka 8 Hours
Pol Espargaro - Yamaha Factory Racing Team - Suzuka 8 Hours Top10 Shootout Yamaha Factory Racing Team rider Pol Espargaro rode a lap to remember in today’s Top10 Trial at Suzuka Circuit, setting a new unofficial lap record time of 2’06.000 to put himself and teammates Bradley Smith and Katsuyuki Nakasuga on pole for the 38th Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race.

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Feb 28

Pedrosa and Rossi share the spoils in second Sepang MotoGP™ test

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
MotoGP - Valentino-Rossi---Yamaha-Factory-Racing---2014-Sepang-2-MotoGP-test Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi shared the top of the timesheet at the second MotoGP™ pre-season group test at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit, after the two riders set an identical lap time of 1’59.999. Read the rest of this entry »
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Nov 10

Magic Marquez claims MotoGP™ World Championship as Lorenzo wins at Valencia

Round 18: Valencia MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing - Valencia MotoGP race winnerRepsol Honda’s Marc Marquez is the 2013 MotoGP World Champion after the rookie took third place behind race winner Jorge Lorenzo to become the youngest ever premier-class title holder. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 30

Japanese MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Motegi included the debut of a new Super-soft rear slick for CRT riders

MotoGP - Race action from the 2013 Japanese Grand PrixLast Sunday, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo won his second consecutive race after taking victory at the Japanese Grand Prix ahead of Repsol Honda duo Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 27

Lorenzo leads from start to finish in dominant Japanese Grand Prix victory

Round 17: Japanese MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing - Japanese MotoGP race winnerJorge Lorenzo dominated today’s Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi, the Yamaha Factory Racing rider leading from start to finish at Motegi to set the stage for an enticing championship decider at the final round of the season in Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 22

Australian MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Last Sunday MotoGP witnessed its first flag-to-flag race in dry conditions.

MotoGP - FIM MotoGP Technical Director Danny Aldridge and Bridgestone engineer Klaus Noehles on Australian MotoGP grid Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo won an intriguing Australian Grand Prix ahead of Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and his factory Yamaha stablemate Valentino Rossi.

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Oct 20

Lorenzo comes out on top in thrilling Australian Grand Prix

Round 16: Australian MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing - Australian MotoGP race winner Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo won a dramatic flag-to-flag Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island to breathe life back into his championship challenge Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Lorenzo shows stunning pace to lead Friday practice at Phillip Island

Round 16: Australian MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing - Australian MotoGP FP2 Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo set a formidable pace to top the timesheets in Friday practice for the Australian Grand Prix, the reigning champion getting within a few tenths of the outright lap record in an exciting opening day at Phillip Island. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 03

Aragon MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

“In summary I would say that it was a pretty good weekend for Bridgestone.”

MotoGP - Start of the 2013 Aragon Grand PrixMarc Marquez won his sixth race of the year at Motorland Aragon, the rookie taking another step to a maiden MotoGP™ title after winning ahead of the Yamaha Factory Racing duo of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi who finished second and third respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

San Marino MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Many riders complained about the condition of the tarmac at Misano this year.

MotoGP - Yamaha Factory Racings Jorge Lorenzo in Misano pit laneJorge Lorenzo claimed his third consecutive MotoGP™ victory at Misano after the Yamaha Factory Racing star won the San Marino Grand Prix ahead of the Repsol Honda duo of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa who finished in second and third place respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Lorenzo leads from start to finish for third successive Misano victory

Round 13: San Marino MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Yamaha Factory Racing - Jorge Lorenzo - San Marino MotoGP race winnerJorge Lorenzo was untouchable in today’s San Marino Grand Prix, the Yamaha Factory Racing rider streaking away from the start of the race to take the chequered flag by 3.379 seconds to score his third successive MotoGP™ victory at Misano. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

British MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

The rear tyre allocation for Silverstone is like the circuit, quite unique

MotoGP - Race start - 2013 British MotoGPYamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo rode one of the races of his career at Silverstone last Sunday to claim a special victory over Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and claw back valuable points in his MotoGP™ title defence. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

Lorenzo the victor in fantastic last-lap battle at Silverstone

Round 12: British MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Yamaha Factory Racing - Jorge Lorenzo - British MotoGP race winnerYamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo rode one of the races of his career to win a thrilling British Grand Prix at Silverstone by the narrowest of margins over Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez.

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Aug 30

Lorenzo shines in Friday practice at Silverstone (updated)

Round 12: British MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Yamaha Factory Racing - Jorge Lorenzo - British MotoGP FP2

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo was the quickest rider in today’s practice sessions at Silverstone as the reigning MotoGP™ champion sets out to score a second consecutive victory at the British Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 21

Indianapolis MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

There was a lot of variation in tyre choice over the race weekend

MotoGP - NGM Mobile Forward Racing engineers change Bridgestone BATTLAX rear slick tyreRepsol Honda’s Marc Marquez capped off an emphatic display of speed at Indianapolis MotorSpeedway by claiming his third consecutive MotoGP™ victory last Sunday ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa and Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 29

Rampant Rossi records first win of the season at Assen

Round 7: Dutch MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Yamaha Factory Racing - 2013 Dutch MotoGP race winnerValentino Rossi rode superbly for his first victory since returning to the Yamaha Factory Racing team, the Italian rider taking full advantage of his best qualifying position of the season to take the top step of the podium at Assen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 27

Lorenzo suffers cruel twist of fate after topping Thursday practice at Assen

Round 7: Dutch MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing - 2013 Dutch MotoGP FP1Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo suffered a tragic change in fortunes on the first day of action at Assen, as the reigning champion clocked the quickest time of the day before sadly breaking his left collarbone in a crash during a wet Free Practice Two. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 16

Lorenzo keeps cool in scorching conditions to win the Catalan Grand Prix

Round 6: Catalan MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing - 2013 Catalan MotoGP race winnerYamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo made it back-to-back MotoGP™ victories after a masterful display in sweltering conditions at the Circuit de Catalunya.

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Jun 14

Resurgent Rossi leads Friday practice at Montmeló

Round 6: Catalan MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Yamaha Factory Racing - 2013 Catalan MotoGP FP2Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi lapped under the race lap record at the Circuit de Catalunya today to lead the field in a scorching day of action. Read the rest of this entry »

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