The fifth round of the season saw record crowds around the much-loved Italian circuit, creating a fantastic yet frenetic atmosphere from Friday morning onwards. Yamaha’s riders received excellent support, not only from their fan clubs but also via visits from some of Yamaha Motor Europe and Yamaha Motor Company’s top management - including Eric de Seynes, the President & CEO of Yamaha Motor Europe. Many of Yamaha’s partners and sponsors also paid visits during the busy but enjoyable weekend.
Andrea Dosoli, Yamaha Motor Europe Road Racing Manager, commented:
“It has been a hectic weekend, but a very important one for us with many visits from our partners, sponsors, and management. We very much enjoyed their visits and we were glad that our riders were able to put in good performances and we could celebrate some successes all together. As well as being busy, it has also been quite emotional with the recent shocking departure announcement of Toprak, although I must say that he and the team continued to work very hard and are clearly still very committed to performing at the maximum level. We also felt the losses that the people in the fantastic Emilia-Romagna region have felt in recent weeks. On the other hand, we are proud to continue with Andrea Locatelli, and we had plenty of good results in Misano. We were also pleased to celebrate with Pirelli as they marked their 20th anniversary as the single tyre supplier for WorldSBK. With more than 70.000 people joining the event, the attendance at the circuit was incredible, a record so far in 2023 and up around 7,5% on last year’s figures, which also made it a very special weekend with a great atmosphere.”