Yamaha’s outdoor power equipment division recently updated Fiat Yamaha Team and Monster Yamaha Tech3 teams with the company’s latest and greatest generator model – the EF2000iS.
The Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Colin Edwards and Ben Spies teams all received the new equipment just in time for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at the Mazda Raceway in Laguna Seca, one of the biggest events on the 2010 MotoGP schedule.
Yamaha’s Dave Park presented both motorcycle racing teams with the new EF2000iS generators and the Moto GP crew chiefs seem quite pleased.
Tom Houseworth (Crew Chief for Monster Yamaha Tech3) says: “The new EF2000iS is perfect for what we are doing. It has the power to run our tire warmers and computer equipment. Plus it’s small and lightweight which is important because we have to pack up and transport our equipment to a different part of the world every week.”
Jeremy Burgess (Crew Chief for the Fiat Yamaha) says: “When you are racing for a world championship, equipment failure of any kind can have a devastating effect. We like using the Yamaha generators because it’s one less thing to worry about.”
Dave Park says: “Yamaha has been a long-time partner with the FIAT Yamaha Team and Monster Yamaha Tech3. We always ensure these teams are using our best products, including the new EF2000iS,” says the Yamaha’s outdoor power equipment product line manager.”
“In the world of MotoGP it takes a perfect combination of the best products, the best racers and the best crews to create winning teams like Fiat and Tech3. We are proud to be an integral part of the mixture.”
The EF2000iS is more compact, lighter weight and quieter while still powerful, reliable and with low emissions. The portable generators fit the teams’ needs both on the track and at the shop. They will be used to primarily power tire warmers for the Yamaha M1 and laptops for valuable data acquisition.