You are here

MotoGP, A Gift from Yamaha for R1M 2024 owners: to Jerez with Valentino Rossi

On July 3 and 4, the Yamaha Racing Experience will be held, owners of the R1M and R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary will be invited free of charge to the event in Spain

MotoGP: A Gift from Yamaha for R1M 2024 owners: to Jerez with Valentino Rossi

The news that 2024 will be the last year Yamaha will produce a road-going version of the R1 was released just a few weeks ago, but these decisions do not end the history of Iwata's iconic SBK. On the contrary, Yamaha will continue to produce the R1 and it will be intended exclusively for track use, which is the perfect hunting ground for a state-of-the-art sports bike.

The GYTR program is then growing through the birth of GYTR Pro Shops that are designed precisely to make one's own R1, R6 and all other sports bikes in the R family unique. Staying true to the brand's origins and DNA, Yamaha Motor Europe remains committed to the road supersport segment well into the future and is confident that the product range in this area - based on platform models such as the R125, R3 or R7 - will continue to excite and delight customers both on the road and on the track.

Each GYTR PRO SHOP is run by a Yamaha dealer with a passion for motorcycle racing, actively involved in racing and in direct contact with Yamaha Road Racing Technical Service. Examples include Crescent Motorcycles, which operates the official Yamaha WorldSBK team; the GRT Yamaha WorldSBK team, which recently opened its GYTR PRO SHOP at the Misano World Circuit; the Yamaha Austria Racing team, reigning EWC champions; and Ten Kate Racing, the most successful WorldSSP team ever.

While the production R1 is ready for the track, many track-loving customers are transforming their R1 from a street bike to a purely track weapon. With the R1's transition to a track-oriented model starting in 2025, this transition will be simplified and customers will have more opportunities to access performance-enhancing GYTR components. Throughout 2024, road-legal R1s and R1Ms will still be available from all Yamaha dealers, and to underscore the current commitment to the segment, Yamaha Motor Europe has confirmed the popular and prestigious Yamaha Racing Experience event.

At the Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto on July 3 and 4, 2024, R1 GYTR PRO 25th Anniversary owners and R1M 2024 owners are invited (free of charge) to participate in this immersive racing experience, which offers an extensive riding program, as well as the presence of legendary Yamaha brand ambassador and R1 GYTR owner Valentino Rossi, the Pata Prometeon Yamaha WorldSBK team, and other official Yamaha riders.

Racing is in Yamaha's DNA, and regardless of the challenges in the future, Yamaha is committed to maintaining this vital part of its identity, moving forward through the continued development of the entire Supersport range on both track and road, the GYTR strategy and the exclusive bLU cRU program dedicated to its riders.

Automatic Translation by DeepL

Related articles