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Yamaha YRZ-M1 special edition release

The Yamaha YZR-M1 commemorative sports motorcycle is decorated with the racing colors of 1961, red and white.

It has been 60 years since Yamaha Motor Co entered the Motorcycle Grand Prix, and to mark the event, a Yamaha YZR-M1 with special 60th anniversary color was introduced.

Introduced by Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Test Team driver Cal Crutchlow, who transferred from Honda Racing Corporation (HRC), the YZR-M1 “racing machine” adorned with Yamaha’s original 1961 racing color was red. and white.

Yamaha began participating in the Grand Prix motorcycles in 1961, when a new team of five riders arrived in Europe, including the Fumio Ito, who started racing for Yamaha in 1957 and finished third in the 1963 Grand Prix 250cc Motorcycle. , as did Taneharu Noguchi, who did the best of his eighth career at the 1961 French Grad Prix at 125 cc.

In the first year of the Motorcycle Grand Prix, Yamaha used the twin-engine RD48 250 cc, the forerunner of the RD-LC sports car line loved by Malaysian racers and the single-cylinder RA41. 125 cc.

In 2021 the Yamaha YZR-M1 follows the original racing color scheme of 60 years ago, including the iconic red bar stripe on the sides of the straps.

Yamaha’s MotoGP season this year saw Fabio Quartararo teaming up with Maverick Vinales in the Monster Energy Team Yamaha MotoGP, while Valentino Rossi moved down to the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team (SRT) satellite team, taking Quartararo’s place and joining Franco Morbidelli.

During the MotoGP 2020 season, SRT had an unexpected performance against a satellite team, with Morbidelli taking second place in the riders’ championship while Vinales, Quartararo and Rossi placed sixth, eight and fifteen.

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