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Movistar Yamaha claims first team title since 2010

Movistar Yamaha claims first team title since 2010

Movistar Yamaha’s eighth double podium of the season at Aragon meant they lifted the MotoGP™ Team World Championship title.

Jorge Lorenzo’s 60th GP victory and his teammate Valentino Rossi’s 209th premier class podium ensured that the Movistar Yamaha team got their hands on the Team World Championship with four races still to go. It was the first time that had lifted the title since 2010 and in the process they brought an end to the dominance of the Repsol Honda team who have won it for the last four seasons.

Lorenzo has six victories to his name while Rossi has four, meaning that the team have won 10 of the 14 races so far this season in a year that has seen the Yamaha M1 become a force to be reckoned with once more.

The two Movistar Yamaha riders sit on top of the MotoGP™ World Championship standings with Rossi leading Lorenzo by just 14 points after the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón.

Jorge Lorenzo: “I‘m very proud of the team and very proud of the work that everyone from Yamaha did in Japan. They worked on all aspects but especially on corner entry. That was our main weakness over the previous years. This Team World Championship title, that we secured already four races before the end of the season, means a lot to us. It‘s been an unbelievable year from the results to the performance of the bike and we are very happy.”

Valentino Rossi: “The Team World Title is a great achievement for everybody, because all the team, all the engineers were able to improve the M1 and gave us a great bike. We did a great step compared to last year and compared to Honda also, especially. It is also a great achievement for the riders, because we always care about this and this year me and Jorge were able to win a lot of points and arrived in front a lot of the time. So everybody in the team is very happy.”

Massimo Meregalli: “It was a state of the art performance by Jorge, his level was unmatched and he managed the gap perfectly. He didn‘t make any mistakes and fully deserved his 60th Grand Prix win over all classes. Valentino did well to ride from sixth to third early on in the race and got caught up in a battle with Dani Pedrosa for the final two podium positions. The team has worked very hard all season long and it had paid off, as Movistar Yamaha MotoGP is now the World Champion Team. I want to dedicate this title to all team members, who always put a lot of effort in finding solutions to bring us to a highly competitive level. I also want to dedicate this victory to Movistar, as we could not have given them a better gift than the Team World Championship title at their own title sponsored Grand Prix. I‘m especially happy that we have won this title in front of Mr. Alierta, President of Telefonica, who honoured us with his presence in the garage during the race.”

 

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MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, RAC, Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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