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Yamaha to race in historic livery

Yamaha to race in historic livery

Yamaha to race in historic livery

To commemorate their 50th Anniversary, and a successful year in racing this season, Yamaha has decided to adopt the company's traditional red, white and black racing colour scheme for the last round of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship at Valencia.

The move follows the Yamaha Factory Team's decision to race in the traditional yellow and black US racing colours in the US MotoGP round at Laguna Seca earlier in the season. As a result, the YZR-M1 machines of Yamaha Factory Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards will sport the red, white and black colours as seen on many of Yamaha's factory racing bikes from the past.

Back in 1975, exactly 30 years ago, Yamaha won its first GP500 world championship with Giacomo Agostini riding the then revolutionary two-stoke OW23 YZR500, which was also painted in Yamaha's corporate racing colours.


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