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By Yamaha Motor Racing

Yamaha MotoGP Team and Monster join forces from 2019

A new agreement sees the energy drink giant take top billing for Rossi and Viñales from next season

Tags MotoGP, 2018

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce that the Monster Energy Company will be the Title Sponsor of the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team, effective from the start of the 2019 MotoGP World Championship season.

The multi-year Agreement will see the factory Yamaha team race as the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team. The title sponsorship further strengthens the long-standing partnership between the two companies, with Monster Energy having been an Official Team Sponsor since 2013. During this time, the factory Yamaha squad secured the MotoGP Triple Crown in 2015 and the Team Title in 2016.

Both of Yamaha‘s factory riders are established Monster Energy athletes. Motorsport fans can look forward to the iconic Monster Energy brand becoming an even more eye-catching feature in the MotoGP scene, as Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales will feature Monster Energy prominently on their leathers, their factory YZR-M1s, and on all Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team assets.

The collaboration between Yamaha and Monster Energy is also underlined by the presence of the world famous “claw” icon on several other Yamaha bikes in racing disciplines such as Monster Energy Supercross, AMA Motocross, MotoAmerica SuperBike & SuperSport, FIM Motocross World Championship and Suzuka 8 Hours. This global Monster Energy-Yamaha alliance will now take on an even greater significance for both companies.

“We are delighted to have reached agreement with Monster Energy Company as the new Title Sponsor of our Factory MotoGP Team,” says Lin Jarvis, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing. “The new partnership will provide Monster Energy with an even stronger presence in the MotoGP class – the pinnacle activity of the motorcycle racing world.

“With Monster Energy being a very dynamic brand that‘s extremely active all around the world, we expect that this collaboration will further enhance the exposure of both brands and also give us a great platform for marketing activities.

“The new Agreement also signifies the intention of Yamaha and Monster Energy to further strengthen our collaboration for our global on-road and off-road motorsports programmes.”

“It‘s with great pride that we announce the next chapter of Monster Energy‘s decade long association with and participation in MotoGP, which will be anchored by our alliance with the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team,” adds Rodney Sacks, Chairman and CEO of Monster Energy. “Having shared our passion for this sport with Valentino Rossi, Maverick Viñales, Jorge Lorenzo, Cal Crutchlow and Johann Zarco (among others) as well as the wider Yamaha family for multiple years; the prospect of developing our relationship with the team is something we are hugely excited by.

“We remain fully committed to providing the most exciting Monster fan experience to the many millions of MotoGP enthusiasts worldwide, both at race tracks and beyond. Through our title sponsorship of the fantastic Yamaha Factory Racing Team and iconic races such as the Czech and Catalunya Grands Prix, we have the opportunity to continue our partnership in what is undoubtedly one of the most dynamic sports on the planet.”

A Press Conference to cover the announcement further will be scheduled ahead of the Monster Energy České republiky.

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