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Apr 6, 2013

Yamaha To Lease YZR-M1 MotoGP Engines Beginning In 2014

FIM MotoGP World Championship: Yamaha will lease YZR-M1 MotoGP engines, like the one used by Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Cal Crutchlow (35). Photo courtesy of www.motogp.com.
Yamaha Confirms MotoGP Engine Lease Agreement

Doha (Qatar), 6th April 2013

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd can confirm it has entered into an agreement with the MotoGP World Championship Promoter, Dorna Sports S.L., to supply YZR-M1 engines on an annual lease basis to participating teams in the MotoGP Championship.

The initial program will operate for the 2014-15-16 seasons.

The agreement comes as a result of Yamaha’s work with Dorna and the sport’s governing body, the FIM, to further promote the MotoGP World Championship.

The lease agreement facilitates an increase in competitive engines being available for teams competing in the premier class. The teams will then be free to develop their own bikes around the Yamaha engine or contract an independent chassis manufacturer to construct the complete bike.

Full details of the engine lease supply offer will be available shortly to serious prospective enquirers.

Interested teams are requested to contact Dorna or Yamaha Motor Racing directly.




More, from a press release issued by Dorna Communications:

Yamaha confirms MotoGP™ engine lease agreement

Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd has entered an agreement with MotoGP™ rights holder Dorna Sports SL to supply YZR-M1 engines on an annual lease basis to teams participating in the MotoGP Championship.

Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd announced on Saturday at Doha, ahead of the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar qualifying sessions, they would offer an engine lease supply for teams competing in the MotoGP™ World Championship, in an effort to increase the options of competitive engines in the premier class.

The agreement comes as a result of Yamaha's work with Dorna and the sport's governing body, the FIM, to further promote the MotoGP World Championship; the Japanese manufacturer engine lease program will initially operate for the 2014, 15 and 16 seasons.

Full details of the engine lease supply offer will be available shortly to prospective enquirers, as teams can contact Dorna or Yamaha Motor Racing to obtain more information. The teams opting for the Yamaha engine will be free to build their own bike around it or contract an independent chassis manufacturer to build the complete bike.