WSS: Yamaha returns with Bike Service

2009 champions Yamaha gets privateer representation in 2011 after Bike Service announced its plans to enter the World Supersport Championship full-time.
Yamaha will have a full-time representative in the 2011 World Supersport Championship after the Bike Service Racing Team has confirmed it will embark on an entire season.

The reigning Italian Supersport champions made its WSS debut at the Misano round of the 2010 season, its rider Roberto Tamburini causing a stir by qualifying on the front row and finishing his debut race in fifth position.

Encouraging it to enter the final four races of the year, Bike Service will not only return in 2011, but it will expand to a two rider line-up with Tamburini being joined by Luca Marconi, who switches from the 125GP world championship.

Though in a strict privateer capacity, Bike Service's decision to graduate will also see the Yamaha YZF-R6 return to the grid once more.

The manufacturer did not have a single example of the 2009 title-winning bike at the 2010 season opener in Australia.

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Tamburini, Misano WSS Race 2010
Tamburini, Misano WSS Race 2010
Tamburini, Misano WSS 2010
Tamburini, British WSS 2010
Roberto Rolfo, Lucas Mahias, Photo Finish, [Credit: Dorna]
Yamaha YZF-R6, EICMA show, Milan [Credit: Yamaha Motor Europe]
Yamaha YZF-R6, EICMA show, Milan [Credit: Yamaha Motor Europe]
Lukas Trautmann, Superstock 1000, Yamaha [Credit: WSBK - Toni Borner]
[L-R]: Chaz Davies, Luca Scassa and Gino Rea, Donington Park WSS podium, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Luca Scassa, ParkinGO Yamaha, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Tamburini, Australian WSS Race 2011
Marino, Toth, Jerman, Marconi, Australian WSS Race 2011
Foret, crashed bike, Australian WSS 2011
Tamburini, Australian WSS 2011
Tamburini, Australian WSS 2011
Marconi, Australian WSS 2011
Marconi, Australian WSS 2011
Tamburini, Australian WSS 2011

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Johno - Unregistered

January 21, 2011 4:58 AM

About time someone brought the yamaha back. Now someone just needs to do it with suzuki and we've got a real series, not the honda cup with kawasaki and triumph cameos.


January 20, 2011 4:22 PM

Not in 2009 they didn't! If it wasn't for Laverty in 2009, Crutchlow would have walked off with the title that year. Yamaha need to step up and get back in this series, they were always right there on race day, or thats how I remember it anyway.

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