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Fiat Yamaha pair round off highly successful year

Fiat Yamaha pair round off highly successful year

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo’s podium finishes at Valencia wrapped up the Triple Crown of Riders’, Teams’ and Constructors’ World titles for Yamaha for the second year running.

It has been another season full of success stories for Yamaha in 2009, with Sunday’s results at the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana capping off a campaign which has yielded the Riders’ World title for Valentino Rossi, the Teams’ World Championship for Fiat Yamaha and top spot in the Constructers’ standings for the Japanese factory.

The final round of the year also saw Jorge Lorenzo seal the runner-up spot in the premier class standings in just his second year in MotoGP, after he put on a great show to challenge Rossi for the title over the course of the season.

Sunday was the ninth time that Rossi and Lorenzo have shared the podium this year and between them the Italian and the Spaniard have taken ten wins in 2009, in what has been Yamaha’s most successful season ever in MotoGP.

Reflecting on their achievements Yamaha Motor Racing’s Managing Director Lin Jarvis stated, “It gives me a great personal satisfaction for Yamaha and the Fiat Yamaha Team to have recorded ‘back-to-back’ titles for 2008 and 2009. Our strong performances throughout this year’s MotoGP championship are the result of a good cocktail of essential ingredients all being blended together in the right way. The performances of our riders have been incredible.”

“Valentino has won his ninth World Championship, making it four titles with Yamaha in his six seasons with us. Jorge has again surprised and thrilled us all year and made fantastic progress to claim the runner’s-up position in only his second MotoGP season.”

Jarvis continued, “Our engineers have used every single input from our riders’ feedback over the past years and throughout this season to develop the YZR-M1 bike into the bike of reference in the MotoGP paddock. Our team staff have worked tirelessly at every test and every Grand Prix to provide the optimum circumstances for our riders to be ready to win.”

MotoGP, 2009, GP GENERALI DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA, Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi, Fiat Yamaha Team

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