Tag Archives: Yamaha YZR-M1

MotoGP – Positive start to 2012 for Crutchlow and Dovizioso‏

February 3, 2012

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The Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team made a positive start to preparations for the 2012 MotoGP World Championship after a three-day test session at the Sepang International Circuit, which reached a successful conclusion today. British rider Cal Crutchlow wasted no time in getting back up to speed to clock the third fastest time on the opening day and he was […]

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MotoGP – Yamaha Factory Racing Complete Successful Test at Sepang

February 3, 2012

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The Yamaha Factory Racing Team today completed the first test of the 2012 season at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. Riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies spent the three track days working to develop the base set up of the 1000cc YZR-M1 ahead of the second Sepang test in one month’s time. The riders […]

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MotoGP – Yamaha Keep Up the Pace in Sepang‏

February 2, 2012

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Yamaha Factory riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies continued to show promising form today in the second day of the Sepang test, the first official 1000cc MotoGP test of 2012. Having spent yesterday getting back into the rhythm of riding, today was spent focusing on comparative testing in a number of areas. The team worked […]

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MotoGP – Yamaha Complete Second Successful 1000cc Test In Misano

September 6, 2011

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Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies had their second opportunity to ride the 2012 1000cc YZR-M1 today at the Misano circuit in San Marino. The test followed Lorenzo’s flawless Grand Prix win yesterday, his second Italian victory of the season. The bikes tested were the same as first used in Brno in […]

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MotoGP – Edwards 8th In Brno, Crutchlow Crashes Out

August 15, 2011

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Colin Edwards started and finished today’s Czech Republic MotoGP race in eighth position, the American once again finishing the leading non-factory rider on board his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 machine. The 37-year-old rode a determined race throughout the 22-lap encounter, which took place under cloudy but warm skies in front of a massive crowd of […]

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MotoGP – Edwards and Crutchlow set sights on double top 10 in Brno

August 14, 2011

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Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow are optimistic they can both fight for top 10 result in the 22-lap Czech Republic MotoGP race after the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team duo impressed during this afternoon’s qualifying session at the Brno circuit. Edwards will start from the middle of the third row in eighth position, the American […]

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MotoGP – Crutchlow and Edwards Make Positive Return To Action In Brno

August 13, 2011

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The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team returned to action in Brno today and the opening two practice sessions saw Cal Crutchlow and Colin Edwards make a solid start to their preparations for Sunday’s Czech Republic MotoGP round.  After a well deserved two-week summer break, Crutchlow was instantly back in the groove in cloudy conditions this […]

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MotoGP – Crutchlow & Edwards Aim For Strong Result At Laguna Seca

July 24, 2011

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Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team riders Cal Crutchlow and Colin Edwards will start alongside each other on the fourth row of the grid for tomorrow’s US Grand Prix. Crutchlow will start from 10th position after posting a fastest time of 1.22.385 in a sun-drenched qualifying session, the British rider gaining vital knowledge of the Laguna […]

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MotoGP – Yamaha Past & Present Together At Laguna Seca

July 22, 2011

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The Laguna Seca Grand Prix race weekend kicked off in style today with a rare appearance by Yamaha GP riders past and present. Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies and Yamaha Tech3’s Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow were joined by living GP legends Kenny Roberts Sr, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey and Kel Carruthers. […]

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MotoGP – Edwards & Crutchlow Ready For California Challenge

July 20, 2011

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Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow conclude the busiest period of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship this weekend in America, the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team riders heading to the spectacular Laguna Seca track full of optimism and expectation. After collecting a hard fought 10th position in last weekend’s German round at the Sachsenring, Edwards is […]

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MotoGP – Yamaha Prepare To Celebrate 50 Years Of Grand Prix Racing At Laguna Seca

July 20, 2011

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The iconic Laguna Seca circuit in California prepares to welcome the MotoGP paddock this weekend for the first of the two US rounds on the 2011 season.  The event will be a special one for Yamaha Factory Racing; the team will again wear the special red and white YZR-M1 WGP50th Anniversary Edition livery as seen […]

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MotoGP – Edwards Battles To Super 7th In Sachsenring Qualifying

July 17, 2011

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Colin Edwards called on all his experience and skill to qualify his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team machine in seventh place on the grid for tomorrow’s 30-lap German MotoGP race at the Sachsenring. Despite not being in peak physical condition after being struck down by a severe sore throat overnight, the American finished only 0.211s […]

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MotoGP – Edwards and Crutchlow set for Sachsenring

July 13, 2011

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The 2011 MotoGP World Championship reaches the halfway stage this weekend with Monster Yamaha Tech 3 riders Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow determined to deliver strong performances at Germany’s Sachsenring circuit. Experienced American Edwards is looking to consolidate his place inside the top 10 in the overall rankings having scored points in six of the […]

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MotoGP – Lorenzo Masters Mugello

July 4, 2011

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Reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo delivered an incredible performance this afternoon, taking a hard fought victory at Mugello to claim the Grand Prix of Italy, the second consecutive GP win for Yamaha this season.  The Yamaha Factory Racing rider was quick to get his YZR-M1 off the start line, jumping from fifth on the grid […]

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MotoGP – Edwards Battles To Top 10 In Mugello

July 4, 2011

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Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider Colin Edwards rode to a hard fought ninth position in scorching hot temperatures during the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM at the Mugello track in Italy this afternoon. Starting from his best grid position of the season in sixth place, the Texan quickly established himself in a group locked in […]

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MotoGP – Second row for Edwards, Crutchlow claims seventh‏

July 3, 2011

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Colin Edwards will start from a season best grid position in tomorrow’s Gran Premio d’Italia TIM after the American powered his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team machine to a brilliant sixth place in a rain-disrupted qualifying session. And British team-mate Cal Crutchlow will head the third row in seventh position after he finished just 0.047s […]

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MotoGP – “The King” Kenny Roberts to Ride at Red Bull U.S. GP at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca!

July 2, 2011

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Yamaha is very pleased to announce that three time World Champion “King” Kenny Roberts will return to the track at the world famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Raceway during this year’s running of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. Roberts plans to take to the track all three days beginning with the previously announced fan lap […]

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MotoGP – Heroic Cal Crutchlow fights for front row in Assen

June 25, 2011

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Cal Crutchlow demonstrated his skill and bravery to mount a stunning challenge for a maiden front row grid position at the world famous Circuit van Drenthe in Assen this afternoon. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider powered his YZR-M1 machine to a best time of 1.35.329 to move into third position with less than […]

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MotoGP – Lorenzo 5th Fastest As Practice Cut Short

June 24, 2011

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The Assen TT got underway today in The Netherlands with riders enduring much the same weather conditions as the previous round at Silverstone. The first free practice session of the weekend was run in wet conditions this morning with steady rain throughout. Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies were riding for the […]

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MotoGP – Lorenzo Lights Up The Streets Of Barcelona

June 2, 2011

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The normal Wednesday commute to work for the residents of downtown Barcelona was transformed this morning as MotoGP came alive on the doorstep of the iconic Sagrada Familia in the heart of the city.  The area was brought to a standstill as commuters, tourists and local workers alike were witness to a personal MotoGP grid […]

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