It has been 60 years since Yamaha Motor Co turned the wheels of wrath in motorbike Grand Prix racing, and to mark the event a Yamaha YZR-M1 in particular sixtieth anniversary colours was unveiled. Offered by Cal Crutchlow, rider of the Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing MotoGP check staff, who left Honda Racing Company (HRC), the YZR-M1 racing machine is adorned within the Yamaha racing colours of 1961, purple and white.

Yamaha began the Motorbike Grand Prix in 1961, when a fledgling staff of 5 riders traveled to Europe, together with Fumio Ito, who began racing for Yamaha in 1957 and completed third within the 1963 250cc Motorbike Grand Prix, in addition to Taneharu Noguchi, who had a profession eighth greatest on the 1961 French Grad Prix within the 125cc class.

For its first yr within the Moto Grand Prix, Yamaha campaigned with the RD48 250cc parallel twin, the ancestor of the RD-LC sportbikes fashionable with Malaysian riders, and the 125cc single-cylinder RA41. The 2021 Yamaha YZR-M1 follows the colour scheme of these authentic racing weapons from 60 years in the past, together with the long-lasting purple stripe on the edges of the motorbike’s fairings.

This yr, the MotoGP season for Yamaha sees Fabio Quartararo teaming up with Maverick Vinales within the Monster Power Yamaha MotoGP staff, whereas Valentino Rossi strikes to the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Crew (SRT) satellite tv for pc staff, taking Quartararo’s place and becoming a member of Franco Morbidelli. Through the MotoGP 2020 season, SRT exceeded expectations of a satellite tv for pc staff, with Morbidelli taking second place within the Drivers’ Championship whereas Vinales, Quartararo and Rossi completed sixth, eighth and fifteenth respectively.

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