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Rossi and Galbusera pleased with first steps


Following their first day of work together in the Yamaha Factory Racing box Valentino Rossi and his new Crew Chief Silvano Galbusera reacted positively to the testing they carried out at Valencia.   read more »

Silvano Galbusera becomes Rossi's Crew Chief

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Yamaha Factory Racing can confirm that Silvano Galbusera will join the team from today in the position of Crew Chief for rider Valentino Rossi for the 2014 MotoGP™ season.  

Lorenzo decided after Warm-Up to slow race

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Outgoing World Champion Jorge Lorenzo gave his reaction to winning the race at Valencia and relinquishing his MotoGP™ title to Marc Marquez, admitting it was a late change of strategy to try and slow down the last race of the season.

Lorenzo on Marquez’ shoulder for title decider

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo kept the pressure on in qualifying ahead of Sunday’s MotoGP™ title showdown, taking second on the grid in qualifying at the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana, just behind pole man Marc Marquez.

Lorenzo believes the pressure is on Marquez

Thursday, 1, January 1970

As one of the two candidates for the title this weekend, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo said the pressure was on Friday’s fastest rider and championship leader Marc Marquez after free practice.

Rossi announces parting of ways with Burgess

Thursday, 1, January 1970

After 14 seasons working together in the World Championship Valentino Rossi and his Crew Chief Jeremy Burgess will part ways following this weekend’s Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana.

Rossi out to help Lorenzo in Valencia

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Valentino Rossi stresses that he will be trying his upmost to assist Jorge Lorenzo at this weekend’s Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana, as his Yamaha Factory Racing teammate vies for the title against Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez.

Lorenzo: ‘It’s going to be exciting…’

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Jorge Lorenzo heads into this weekend’s MotoGP™ finale in Valencia with a chance of becoming the tenth rider to claim three premier class world title. The Yamaha Factory Racing man will be up against Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez.

From Mortimer to Lorenzo: Yamaha’s 200th premier class victory

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Jorge Lorenzo’s impressive win in the Japanese Grand Prix marked a significant milestone for Yamaha as the Japanese marque celebrated its 200th race victory in the premier class of the World Championship.

Rossi left to lament Turn 11 excursions

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Two costly slip-ups left Valentino Rossi way down the order in the AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan. The Yamaha Factory Racing rider was running second in the early stages on the race, eventually fighting back to sixth after dropping to 11th place.

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Yamaha Factory Racing Information:

It will undoubtedly be a year to remember for Yamaha, with reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo continuing to set the pace the others have to follow, while he is re-joined by former team-mate and rival Valentino Rossi. The pairing suggests that Yamaha will once again be right at the sharp edge of MotoGP™ with the consistency of the YZR-M1 having helped Lorenzo to fulfil his goals.


  • Koichi Tsuji General Manager Motorsport Development Division
  • Shigeto KitagawaPresident
  • Lin JarvisManaging Director
  • Kouji TsuyaYZR-M1 Project Leader
  • Massimo Meregalli Team Director
  • Wilco ZeelenbergTeam Manager

Valentino Rossi's Crew

  • Jeremy BurgessCrew Chief
  • Hiroya AtsumiYMC Engineer
  • Matteo FlamigniData Engineer
  • Bernard AnsiauMechanic
  • Alex Briggs Mechanic
  • Brent StephensMechanic
  • Gary ColemanMechanic

Jorge Lorenzo's Crew

  • Ramon Forcada Crew Chief
  • Takashi MoriyamaYMC Engineer
  • Davide MarelliData Engineer
  • Javier Ullate Mechanic
  • Walter CrippaMechanic
  • Valentino NegriMechanic
  • Juan LlansáMechanic
  • Bike Info
  • Bike Yamaha YZR-M1
  • Engine 1000cc Liquid cooled inline four-cylinder with crossplane crankshaft
  • Power Over 240 hp
  • Top Speed N/A
  • Chassis Aluminium twin tube delta box with multi-adjustable steering geometry. Aluminium swingarm.
  • Suspension
  • Front Öhlins upside down front forks
  • Rear Öhlins rear shock
  • Brakes
  • Front Two 320mm carbon disc, two four-piston calipers (Brembo)
  • Rear Single stainless steel rear disc, twin-piston caliper (Brembo)