Yamaha Motor Racing

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Yamaha Motor Racing
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP.jpg
2021 nameMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGP
BaseLesmo, Italy
PrincipalLin Jarvis
Rider(s)MotoGP:
20. Fabio Quartararo
21. Franco Morbidelli
35. Cal Crutchlow (test rider)
MotorcycleYamaha YZR500
Yamaha YZR-M1
TyresMichelin
Riders' Championships17
1975 - Giacomo Agostini
1978, 1979, 1980 - Kenny Roberts
1984, 1986, 1988 - Eddie Lawson
1990, 1991, 1992 - Wayne Rainey
2004, 2005, 2008, 2009 - Valentino Rossi
2010, 2012, 2015 - Jorge Lorenzo

Yamaha Motor Racing or Yamaha Factory Racing is the official Italian-Japanese factory team of Yamaha in MotoGP.[1]

The team was founded in 1999 following the retirement of Wayne Rainey, who had run a factory-supported team in the 500 cc class for the previous two years, with Kenny Roberts and Giacomo Agostini having run their own works supported teams before him.[2] The team was originally based in the Netherlands but was relocated in Italy in 2002.[3]

History[edit]

Yamaha YZR500 ridden by Max Biaggi in the 2001 season

Max Biaggi and Carlos Checa raced for the team from 1999 to 2002. Biaggi achieved a total of 8 race wins in that period, first riding the Yamaha YZR500 and later the Yamaha YZR-M1 in 2002.[4]

In 2003, Checa was joined by Marco Melandri. The team had an average season with no podium finishes. For 2004, Valentino Rossi joined Checa at the team. Rossi got 9 wins and won the championship. Colin Edwards joined the team for 2005, when Rossi once again won the championship, collecting 11 wins. Rossi and Edwards stayed with the team for 2006. Rossi earned 5 wins and finished 2nd in the championship. For the 2007 season, both riders remained with the team riding the new 800cc Yamaha YZR-M1. Rossi had 4 wins and finished the season 3rd overall.

For 2008, Yamaha had a unique line-up with Rossi being joined in the team by Jorge Lorenzo. Although the pair were fighting for the title from different pit boxes (as Rossi chose to use Bridgestone tyres and as Lorenzo continued with Michelin), Yamaha operated as one team and not two separate entities. The title was won dominantly by Rossi who won 9 of the 18 races and finished on the podium in every race except for two. Even though this was the learning year for Lorenzo, he was able to cruise to victory at Estoril and finished 4th in the championship. In 2009, Yamaha dominated MotoGP with Rossi winning the title and Lorenzo finishing second. The pair won 12 out of the 17 races, and Yamaha won the Constructors' Championship.

After seven years with Yamaha, Rossi left the team to compete with Ducati for two seasons.[5] He rejoined Yamaha again for the 2013 MotoGP season.[6]

Grand Prix motorcycle results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Bike Team No. Riders Race Riders' standings Manufacturers' standings
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts Pos Pts Pos
1999 Yamaha YZR500 Marlboro Yamaha Team MAL JPN ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE IMO VAL AUS RSA RIO AUS
2 Italy Max Biaggi Ret 9 2 Ret 2 Ret 5 4 Ret 4 3 7 2 1 2 2 194 4th 280 2nd
4 Spain Carlos Checa 2 6 10 5 7 7 Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 5 4 6 Ret 4 125 7th
2000 Yamaha YZR500 Marlboro Yamaha Team RSA MAL JPN ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE POR VAL RIO PAC AUS
4 Italy Max Biaggi Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 9 5 4 9 4 1 4 3 5 3 1 170 3rd 318 1st
7 Spain Carlos Checa 2 2 5 2 7 2 Ret 5 11 9 11 12 7 15 4 Ret 155 6th
2001 Yamaha YZR500 Marlboro Yamaha Team JPN RSA ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE POR VAL PAC AUS MAL RIO
3 Italy Max Biaggi 3 8 11 1 3 2 1 2 1 10 5 10 Ret 2 Ret 3 219 2nd 295 2nd
7 Spain Carlos Checa 10 14 2 Ret 8 Ret 5 2 7 4 4 7 16 10 2 137 6th

MotoGP results[edit]

(key)

Year Moto Team Tyres No. Riders 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Points RC Points TC Points MC
2002 Yamaha YZR-M1 Marlboro Yamaha Team M JPN SAF ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE POR RIO PAC MAL AUS VAL
3 Italy Max Biaggi Ret 9 DSQ 3 2 4 4 2 2 1 6 2 Ret 1 6 3 215 2nd 356 2nd 272 2nd
7 Spain Carlos Checa 3 5 Ret Ret 4 3 3 Ret 4 5 2 Ret 5 7 11 Ret 141 5th
2003 Yamaha YZR-M1 Fortuna Yamaha Team M JPN SAF ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE POR RIO PAC MAL AUS VAL
7 Spain Carlos Checa 10 9 Ret Ret 8 4 4 6 8 4 8 9 Ret 5 8 5 123 7th 188 5th 175 3rd
17 Japan Norifumi Abe 11 8 9 20 (31)[a] 16th
33 Italy Marco Melandri 17 15 11 13 Ret Ret Ret 10 7 11 5 11 Ret 45 15th
2004 Yamaha YZR-M1 Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha M SAF ESP FRA ITA CAT NED RIO GER GBR CZE POR JPN QAT MAL AUS VAL
7 Spain Carlos Checa 10 6 2 Ret 4 9 10 Ret 6 6 5 7 Ret 9 10 14 117 7th 421 1st 328 2nd
46 Italy Valentino Rossi 1 4 4 1 1 1 Ret 4 1 2 1 2 Ret 1 1 1 304 1st
2005 Yamaha YZR-M1 Gauloises Yamaha Team M ESP POR CHN FRA ITA CAT NED USA GBR GER CZE JPN MAL QAT AUS TUR VAL
5 United States Colin Edwards 9 6 8 3 9 7 3 2 4 8 7 6 10 4 6 7 8 179 4th 546 1st 381 1st
46 Italy Valentino Rossi 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 Ret 2 1 1 2 3 367 1st
2006 Yamaha YZR-M1 Camel Yamaha Team M ESP QAT TUR CHN FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER USA CZE MAL AUS JPN POR VAL
5 United States Colin Edwards 11 9 9 3 6 12 5 13 6 12 9 10 10 Ret 8 4 9 124 7th 371 2nd 289 2nd
46 Italy Valentino Rossi 14 1 4 Ret Ret 1 1 8 2 1 Ret 2 1 3 2 2 13 247 2nd
2007 Yamaha YZR-M1 Fiat Yamaha Team M QAT ESP TUR CHN FRA ITA CAT GBR NED GER USA CZE RSM POR JPN AUS MAL VAL
5 United States Colin Edwards 6 3 Ret 11 12 12 10 2 6 4 11 Ret 9 10 14 9 10 13 124 9th 365 4th 283 3rd
46 Italy Valentino Rossi 2 1 10 2 6 1 2 4 1 Ret 4 7 Ret 1 13 3 5 Ret 241 3rd
2008 Yamaha YZR-M1 Fiat Yamaha Team QAT ESP POR CHN FRA ITA CAT GBR NED GER USA CZE RSM IND JPN AUS MAL VAL
B 46 Italy Valentino Rossi 5 2 3 1 1 1 2 2 11 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 373 1st 563 1st 402 1st
M 48 Spain Jorge Lorenzo 2 3 1 4 2 Ret WD 6 6 Ret Ret 10 2 3 4 4 Ret 8 190 4th
2009 Yamaha YZR-M1 Fiat Yamaha Team B QAT JPN ESP FRA ITA CAT NED USA GER GBR CZE IND RSM POR AUS MAL VAL
46 Italy Valentino Rossi 2 2 1 16 3 1 1 2 1 5 1 Ret 1 4 2 3 2 306 1st 567 1st 386 1st
99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo 3 1 Ret 1 2 2 2 3 2 Ret Ret 1 2 1 Ret 4 3 261 2nd
2010 Yamaha YZR-M1 Fiat Yamaha Team B QAT ESP FRA ITA GBR NED CAT GER USA CZE IND RSM ARA JPN MAL AUS POR VAL
8 Japan Wataru Yoshikawa 15 1 22nd 617 1st 404 1st
46 Italy Valentino Rossi 1 3 2 DNS 4 3 5 4 3 6 3 1 3 2 3 233 3rd
99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 4 4 3 2 1 1 383 1st
2011 Yamaha YZR-M1 Yamaha Factory Racing B QAT ESP POR FRA CAT GBR NED ITA GER USA CZE IND RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
1 Spain Jorge Lorenzo 2 1 2 4 2 Ret 6 1 2 2 4 4 1 3 2 DNS C 260 2nd 446 2nd 325 2nd
11 United States Ben Spies 6 Ret Ret 6 3 Ret 1 4 5 4 5 3 6 5 6 DNS C 2 176 5th
89 Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga 10 10 18th
2012 Yamaha YZR-M1 Yamaha Factory Racing B QAT ESP POR FRA CAT GBR NED GER ITA USA IND CZE RSM ARA JPN MAL AUS VAL
11 United States Ben Spies 11 11 8 16 10 5 4 4 11 Ret Ret Ret 5 5 Ret Ret 88 10th 458 2nd 386 2nd
21 Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga 2 20 (27)[a] 18th
99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo 1 2 2 1 1 1 Ret 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 Ret 350 1st
2013 Yamaha YZR-M1 Yamaha Factory Racing B QAT AME ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER USA IND CZE GBR RSM ARA MAL AUS JPN VAL
46 Italy Valentino Rossi 2 6 4 12 Ret 4 1 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 6 4 237 4th 567 2nd 381 2nd
99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo 1 3 3 7 1 1 5 DNS 6 3 3 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 330 2nd
2014 Yamaha YZR-M1 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP B QAT AME ARG ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER USA CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
46 Italy Valentino Rossi 2 8 4 2 2 3 2 5 4 3 3 3 1 Ret 3 1 2 2 295 2nd 558 2nd 354 2nd
99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Ret 10 3 4 6 2 4 13 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 3 Ret 263 3rd
2015 Yamaha YZR-M1 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP B QAT AME ARG ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER USA CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
46 Italy Valentino Rossi 1 3 1 3 2 3 2 1 3 3 3 1 5 3 2 4 3 4 325 2nd 655 1st 407 1st
99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo 4 4 5 1 1 1 1 3 4 2 1 4 Ret 1 3 2 2 1 330 1st
2016 Yamaha YZR-M1 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP M QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER AUT CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
46 Italy Valentino Rossi 4 2 Ret 1 2 Ret 1 Ret 8 4 2 3 2 3 Ret 2 2 4 249 2nd 482 1st 353 2nd
99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo 1 Ret 2 2 1 1 Ret 10 15 3 17 8 3 2 Ret 6 3 1 233 3rd
2017 Yamaha YZR-M1 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP M QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
25 Spain Maverick Vinales 1 1 Ret 6 1 2 10 Ret 4 3 6 2 4 4 9 3 9 12 230 3rd 438 2nd 321 2nd
46 Italy Valentino Rossi 3 2 2 10 Ret 4 8 1 5 4 7 3 5 Ret 2 7 5 208 5th
2018 Yamaha YZR-M1 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP M QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA THA JPN AUS MAL VAL
25 Spain Maverick Vinales 6 5 2 7 7 8 6 3 3 Ret 12 C 5 10 3 7 1 4 Ret 193 4th 391 3rd 281 3rd
46 Italy Valentino Rossi 3 19 4 5 3 3 3 5 2 4 6 C 7 8 4 4 6 18 13 198 3rd
2019 Yamaha YZR-M1 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP M QAT ARG AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA THA JPN AUS MAL VAL
12 Spain Maverick Vinales 7 Ret 11 3 Ret 6 Ret 1 2 10 5 3 3 4 3 4 Ret 1 6 211 3rd 385 3rd 321 2nd
46 Italy Valentino Rossi 5 2 2 6 5 Ret Ret Ret 8 6 4 4 4 8 8 Ret 8 4 8 174 7th
2020 Yamaha YZR-M1 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP M SPA ANC CZE AUT STY RSM EMI CAT FRA ARA TER EUR VAL POR
12 Spain Maverick Vinales 2 2 14 10 Ret 6 1 9 10 4 7 13 10 11 132 6th 178[b] 6th 204[c] 2nd
31 United States Garrett Gerloff WD[d] 0 NC
46 Italy Valentino Rossi Ret 3 5 5 9 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 12 66 15th
2021 Yamaha YZR-M1 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP M QAT ARG AME ESP FRA ITA CAT GER NED STY AUT GBR ARA RSM AME MAL ALG VAL
12 Spain Maverick Viñales 1F 5 11 7 10 8 5 19 2P 95* 6th* 251* 1st* 184* 1st*
20 France Fabio Quartararo 5 1 1P 13PF 3PF 1P 6P 3 1F 156* 1st*


See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Non-bracketed number refers to the number accumulated with the motorcycle, with number in brackets referring to the total accumulated for the season.
  2. ^ Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP riders scored 198 points, but the team was deducted 20 points after failing to respect MSMA technical changes protocols.[7]
  3. ^ Yamaha scored 254 points as a manufacturer, but were deducted 50 points after failing to respect MSMA technical changes protocols.[7]
  4. ^ Garrett Gerloff initially replaced Valentino Rossi during round 12 and competed in the two Friday practice sessions while Rossi was waiting for his COVID-19 test results, but was withdrawn from the race when Rossi was declared fit to race after testing negative for COVID-19.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP - Contact us". yamahamotogp.com. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  2. ^ "MotoGP - FIAT Yamaha Team -". Yamaha Racing. Retrieved 2008-11-19.
  3. ^ "Monster Energy Yamaha Factory". yamaha-racing.com. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · MotoGP Teams". www.motogp.com.
  5. ^ "Rossi seals Ducati deal". 16 August 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Valentino Rossi to leave Ducati and rejoin Yamaha". 10 August 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Yamaha handed penalties, no effect on rider points". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 5 November 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2020.

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