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Yamaha MotoGP Video
With 50 years of GP racing, Yamaha shared many laughs with the world. And the team continues to create laughter, such as this humorous video contrasting the old and new champions of MotoGP.
Laguna Seca MotoGP
Yamaha has announced that Former World Champions Kenny Roberts and Eddie Lawson will participate in a very special fan lap promotion during a scheduled break in practice and qualifying for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on Friday, July 22.
Paton Two-Stroke V4
The Paton Company is getting ready for another big challenge, with the introduction of a new 500cc four-cylinder Grand Prix racer powered by the unique Paton V4 two-stroke engine.
It’s obviously a motorcycle for track use only, but with its 190 bhp power delivery it’s more than capable of generating adrenalin for any motorcycle fan lucky enough to ride it.
In 2009 Valentino Rossi has continued to grow his legend and cement his place in the history of Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing. Valentino Rossi’s ninth (9th) career title is his seventh (7ht) in the premier MotoGP class and his fourth since joining Yamaha in 2004.
2009 Valentino Rossi 14th MotoGP Season Statistics
• Valentino Rossi has now matched Mike Hailwood and Carlo Ubbiali with nine titles in all classes. Only Agostini with 15 has more.
MotoGP World Championship leader Valentino Rossi made an early foray onto the Laguna Seca tarmac today, taking part in a Superkart exhibition alongside fellow Yamaha legends Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson and Wayne Rainey. The foursome made four laps in Superkarts powered by a specially-prepared Yamaha TZ 250 engines, which lap the 3.601km California circuit just a couple of seconds slower than the MotoGP bikes.
The Italian and the three Americans hold an impressive 18 Grand Prix World Championship titles between them, including three each for Yamaha.
Last Friday afternoon, June 26 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, three Legends of Laguna Seca: Kenny Roberts Sr., Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey and their crews took to the track to shake down the Yamaha SuperKarts to get ready for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. Valentino Rossi was not able to join the practice as he was busy scoring his 100th victory in Assen, the Netherlands. The Grand Marshal, Colin Edwards, was also busy in Assen finishing fourth on his YZR-M1.
"The most uncomfortable thing I’ve ever driven," said Roberts.