At the French GP in 1961, Yamaha began its Grand Prix racing journey and has since gone on to become one of motorcycle racing’s most renowned and successful brands. After winning its first GP in 1963, Yamaha has since taken 517 wins and 82 riders’, constructors’ and teams’ titles combined, and earlier this year announced its MotoGP commitments until at least 2026. Yamaha has also run many of Grand Prix racing’s most successful riders, including Valentino Rossi, Kenny Roberts, Wayne Rainey, Phil Read and Giacomo Agostini.
To commemorate six decades of Yamaha presence at the pinnacle of racing, Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK and the GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team will run a special white and red livery for the WorldSBK round at Barcelona.
The GMT94 Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team will also don the colours in the FIM Supersport World Championship class. Meanwhile, the YART Yamaha Official EWC Team will be racing with Yamaha’s 60th anniversary livery in FIM EWC.
Alongside the livery, the riders will also be wearing special racing leathers, gloves and boots, while Yamaha’s personnel will also be kitted out in red and white team clothing.