Yamaha YZR-M1 50th Anniversary MotoGP Pictorial
Yamaha have a special M1 MotoGP livery for the 50th Anniversary of Yamaha’s race history.
50th Anniversary Livery for Yamaha M1 MotoGP
2011 marks the 50th Anniversary of World Championship Grand Prix racing for Yamaha. To celebrate this, Yamaha Factory Racing will run a special livery, the ‘YZR-M1 WGP50th Anniversary Edition’ for the Assen TT and Laguna Seca races.
Reigning MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo and 2010 Rookie of the Year Ben Spies will unveil the livery at a special event on Wednesday 22nd June 2011 near to the Assen circuit
The red and white livery design pays homage to the Yamaha Factory Racing liveries of the past with a modern twist. The colours will also appear on all Yamaha staff and team crew as well as the Yamaha Factory Racing team’s pit box.
The Yamaha World GP 50th Anniversary is also celebrated online with a special dedicated website www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global/race/wgp-50th/ . The website features an archive tracking the history of Yamaha’s involvement with racing along with detailed historical information. All images are copyright Yamaha.