Yamaha to Honor Roberts, Lawson, Rainey

MotoGP News

Yamaha and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca are proud to announce a special ceremony that will honor former American World Champions Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, and Wayne Rainey.

The ceremony will commence just prior to the start of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix race on Sunday afternoon July 25.

Combined, these three legendary former Yamaha World Champions hold 10 world titles, with each having won events at the world-famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Roberts, Lawson, and Rainey will all be on the starting grid and mounted on their respective world-championship-winning Yamaha race motorcycles just prior to the opening ceremonies for Sunday’s MotoGP finale.

Bob Starr (General Manager of Communications for Yamaha) says: "These three men have contributed so much to Yamaha’s racing heritage, and this is just another way for us to honor their tremendous accomplishments and to have them with their Championship-winning bikes is sure to be an unforgettable moment for race fans around the world!"