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Yamaha secures 2015 MotoGP™ Manufacturers title

Yamaha secures 2015 MotoGP™ Manufacturers title

Yamaha took their 37th Manufacturers title after Jorge Lorenzo finished in second at the Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Following Movistar Yamaha MotoGP securing the 2015 MotoGP™ Team Title at the 14th round of the 2015 Championship in Aragón, Yamaha has now scored its 37th Manufacturers' title, the 14th in premier class, at the Australian Grand Prix this weekend.

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo put in a superb performance today at the Grand Prix of Australia in Phillip Island, taking 2nd place to deliver Yamaha the 2015 MotoGP Manufacturers' title.

For the Constructors‘ Title, only the highest placed motorcycle of a given constructor will gain points, according to the position in the race. So far this year Yamaha collected 362 points thanks to a total of six wins and two second places by Jorge Lorenzo; four wins, one second place and two third places by Valentino Rossi; and one second place by Monster Yamaha Tech 3‘s Bradley Smith in Misano.

These impressive results saw Yamaha take the Manufacturers‘ Title in Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.‘s 60th anniversary year, adding to the Japanese constructor‘s extensive list of milestones in the history of MotoGP, which dates back to 1949 when the first Grand Prix race was held.

With the certainty that either Rossi or Lorenzo will wrap up the coveted Triple Crown in one of the final two races in Sepang (Malaysia) and Valencia (Spain), Yamaha is looking forward to a lively end to the season.

By the end of the year Yamaha will have won the MotoGP Triple Crown five times since the team category was added in 2002, in addition to being the only manufacturer to have secured the Triple Crown three times in a row when Yamaha reigned supreme over the premier class from 2008 to 2010.

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MotoGP, 2015, PRAMAC AUSTRALIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, RAC, Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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