News 16 Jun 2011

Yamaha to broadcast 50th Anniversary Grand Prix presentation online

Yamaha will be broadcasting a live webcast of the official presentation of the M1’s commemorative colour scheme for its 50th Anniversary Grand Prix celebrations.

The show will begin at 6.00pm CET on Wednesday, 22 June and the event can be watched by visiting and entering the MotoGP section of the website.

The ceremony, hosted by BBC MotoGP presenter Matthew Roberts, will see world champion Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies taking the covers off their freshly painted race-bikes with the assistance of some revered guests – important faces from the early days of Yamaha’s road racing history.

“This year is very exciting because the anniversary signifies not only a landmark for Yamaha but also gives us plenty of ways in which we can show our heritage and get the public involved in our celebrations,” commented Yamaha Motor Europe Racing marketing manager Leon Oosterhof.

“With this webcast we hope that many Yamaha fans at home will participate in the launch of our activities around Assen and for those coming to the GP we have some other great things going on like the anniversary livery, the Parade and the Expo.

“Our website will carry full coverage of what we are doing over the weekend and of course throughout the rest of a memorable 2011.”

An explanation will take place of the free-to-enter Yamaha Anniversary Expo that will be organised at hotel and event centre ’De Bonte Wever’ in Assen, just 2.5 kilometres from the TT circuit from Thursday the 23rd.

The display will feature 14 classic GP machines as well as memorabilia, photos and videos outlining Yamaha’s grand prix story.

Plus, a select group of viewers that log on during Wednesday the 22nd at 6.00pm CET will receive a unique anniversary gift.