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Yamaha best season?

Seven races into the 2009 MotoGP season and Yamaha is having arguably its best ever start to a premier-class season, as shown by the following facts and figures:


• Yamaha have taken five wins from the first seven races of the year.

• Yamaha riders have taken pole position at five of the first seven races of the year.

• In the two races that Yamaha riders have not won in 2009, a Yamaha rider has finished second.

• Yamaha riders have taken twelve of the twenty-one podium places available in the first seven races of the year.

• Following the Dutch TT, Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo are first and second in the championship standings.

• At the Dutch TT, for the first time ,Yamaha four-stroke MotoGP machines took four of the top six places.

• Yamaha riders have finished first and second at the last two races. This is the first time that Yamaha have taken the top two places in successive premier-class races since 1993, when Luca Cadalora won his first 500cc race at Donington from team-mate Wayne Rainey and then at the next race at Brno, Rainey won with Cadalora second.

• Yamaha lead the constructors' classification, taking 165 points from a maximum possible 175 points.


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Driven - Unregistered

July 01, 2009 10:18 PM

In 2003 Yamaha were nowhere in every discipline. Then along comes Valentino Rossi with a point to prove, for my money he has singlehandedly driven Yamaha to this success... Incredible..

Yamaman - Unregistered

July 02, 2009 1:34 AM

It's nice to finally see consistently positive comments being made about Yamaha. I have always preferred them to the corporate giant that is Honda. (The Honda bandwagon must surely be full by now . . . ?) If nothing else, I always thought they were the best looking bikes out there. I loved the styling on the 2005 990cc M1 especially. I'm getting sidetracked. The fact is, the biggest appeal for me has to be the friendly atmosphere that Yamaha seem to generate. The way they treat everyone involved in the project, including the fans, encourages loyalty and, yes, fun! They seem to appreciate more than anyone else that MotoGP is a spectator sport first and a business second.



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