The Jerez circuit was the setting for the official presentation of the 2012 YZR-M1 on Thursday, as the Yamaha Factory Racing team unveiled its livery for the forthcoming campaign.
On the eve of the final pre-season MotoGP™ Test at the track, Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies were in attendance to show off their 2012 machines to the press which had assembled in the Yamaha team box, and both riders expressed their delight at the new-look M1.
The most important motorcycle race on the west coast, the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, features the MotoGP World Championship. The Formula 1 of two-wheel racing, the MotoGP series stars the planet’s greatest motorcycle riders vying for the title of World Champion. The 2011 season begins with a slew of rider/motorcycle changes, with multi-time champion Valentino Rossi switching to Ducati, Casey Stoner moving to Honda, and American hot-shot Ben Spies to the Factory Yamaha team. However, all will have to get past the defending event and world champion Jorge Lorenzo, and Red Bull ace Dani Pedrosa. A full weekend of racing activity includes the AMA categories Pro Motorcycle SuperSport, Pro Daytona SportBike, and Pro National Guard SuperBike.