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Wildcard Nakasuga storms to second in Valencia

Sunday, 11, November 2012

Katsuyuki Nakasuga stole the show today in an incident packed race, delivering an incredible performance to take second place on the podium for the Grand Prix of Valencia.

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Yamaha Factory Racing Information:

Both Yamaha riders won races in Yamaha’s 50th anniversary in grand prix racing last year, with outgoing champ Jorge Lorenzo defending the MotoGP triple-crown valiantly until injury ended his challenge in Australia. Ben Spies had an up-and-down first year in the factory team which included a first win in the Netherlands, but with the move to the 1000cc bikes he will fancy his chances of joining Lorenzo on an assault on Honda’s crowns for the ‘tuning-fork’ brand.

Team Management

  • Masahiko NakajimaGeneral Manager Motorsport Development Division
  • Lin JarvisManaging Director
  • Kouichi TsujiMotoGP Group Leader
  • Massimo MeregalliTeam Director
  • Wilco ZeelenbergTeam Manager

Jorge Lorenzo Crew

  • Ramón ForcadaCrew Chief
  • Takashi MoriyamaYMC Engineer
  • Davide MarelliData Engineer
  • Javier UllateMechanic
  • Walter CrippaMechanic
  • Valentino NegriMechanic
  • Juan LlansáMechanic

Ben Spies Crew

  • Tom HouseworthCrew Chief
  • Hiroya AtsumiYMC Engineer
  • Erkki SiukolaData Engineer
  • Gregory WoodMechanic
  • Jurij PellegriniMechanic
  • Ian GilpinMechanic
  • Olivier BoutronMechanic
  • Bike Info
  • Bike Yamaha YZR M1
  • Engine 1000cc, liquid cooled, inline 4 cilinder
  • Power Over 240hp
  • Top Speed N/A
  • Chassis Aluminium twin tube delta box
  • Dry weight 157kg
  • Suspension
  • Front Öhlins upside down front forks
  • Rear Öhlins rear shock
  • Brakes
  • Front Two 320mm carbon discs (Brembo)
  • Rear Single stainless steel disc (Brembo)