U.S. Road Racing Teams Discover Evidence Of Being “Spied On” While At Recent
CA - February 27, 2014
– It has just been revealed by Yamaha’s U.S. Road Racing Teams that, during
their recent on-track test at Thunderhill Raceway Park, the teams’ riders and
crew were under near-constant surveillance by unknown entities throughout the
Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor
Corporation, U.S.A., “We spotted a couple of people with cameras equipped with
long-range lenses, and they positioned covertly outside the track. It looked to
be a pretty well-organized group of spies. They had still cameras and video
cameras, and they were trying to conceal their locations and identities. We’re
still not sure who it was, but they were definitely spying on us.”
sources have also just revealed to the two Yamaha teams--Monster
Energy/Graves/Yamaha and Yamaha Extended Service/Monster
Energy/Graves/Yamaha--that some of this surveillance footage is about to be
leaked to social media channels on the Internet.
continued, “Some of our riders clearly saw individuals in hiding around the
track, and these individuals were videotaping our test. In fact, at one point,
I don’t think they expected Josh Hayes to be on the track at a certain time and
place. Josh came by on his #4 Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R1, immediately
spotted them, and decided to give them a friendly little wave.”
asked if McCarty was upset by the surveillance, he said, “No, not at all. I’m
sure whoever was taking those photos and that video footage enjoyed what they
saw. Obviously, I’m anxious to see if this stuff leaks out to social media as
we’ve been told, but in the long run, it’s probably good publicity for us.
Yamaha had its best year ever in AMA Pro Road Racing last year, so it’s only
natural that people would want to see what we have planned for 2014.”
tuned for further updates on this rapidly developing story.
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