Yamaha MotoGP 2016 mit Lorenzo + Rossi


Viel Andrang bei der Yamaha-Teampräsentation mit Jorge Lorenzo und Valentino Rossi in Barcelona.

Die Vorstellung des Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team für 2016 erfolgte in Barcelona. Letztes Jahr wurdem Fahrertitel, Vizetitel, Konstrukteurs-Meisterschaft und die Teamwertung gewonnen. Optisch hat sich bei den Blauen kaum etwas verändert, auch die Geldgeber sind durchweg geblieben. Neu sind die Einheitsreifen von Michelin. Über technische Weiterentwicklungen der YZR-M1 wurden keine Details verraten, dass 2016 neu eine einheitliche Elektronik verwendet werden muss, ist seit längerem bekannt.  Das offizielle Werksteam von Yamaha ist unverändert in Italien stationiert. Erstmals getestet wird vom 1. bis 3. Februar in Sepang. Danach schliessen sich Testfahrten in Phillip Island und Katar an. Die neue MotoGP-Saison beginnt schließlich am 20. März in Katar mit dem Rennen unter Flutlicht.

Die Stimmen der Fahrer im Orginalton:

Jorge Lorenzo – Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Rider

2016_YZR-M1 #99_01 Kopie»Revealing the bike and the team is always a very special occasion. After the winter break it’s nice to greet the team again and it’s almost as if we never had a stop between the seasons at all; everything falls right back into place.
The revealing of the bike is something I’ve looked forward too for many weeks. After my strong performance last year I’m very motivated and I’m itching to get back aboard my YZR-M1.«

»I really love the 2016 livery and I can’t wait to put the YZR-M1 to action. With a new season come new challenges and I am sure we can overcome all trials that will come our way. I have spent a big part of the winter break training to be a 100 per cent prepared to defend the MotoGP World Championship Title. Last year our package was very strong and we broke and equaled many records. We also got to climb on many podiums and I am certain we will see plenty more of that this season. Last year may have been a year with some ups and downs for me, but this has allowed me to learn to keep fighting until the end and I think we can use it to our benefit this year. Bring on the first test in Sepang!«

Lorenzo_RacingSuit_08 Kopie


Bestrittene Grand Prix total

232 (137 x MotoGP, 48 x 250cc, 46 x 125cc)


5 (MotoGP 2015/12/10, 250cc 2006/7)

Grand Prix-Siege

61 (40 x MotoGP, 17 x 250cc, 4 x 125cc)

GP Podestplatzierungen

135 (97 x MotoGP, 29 x 250cc, 9 x 125cc)

Erster GP-Sieg

Brazil, 2003 (125cc)

GP Pole Positions

61 (35 x MotoGP, 23 x 250cc, 3 x 125cc)


Valentino Rossi – Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Rider

Bike 2016_YZR-M1 #46_02»It may be my 17th season in MotoGP’s premier class, but the start of the season is always exciting for me. I have a very special relationship with my YZR-M1 and the launch of the team is like unwrapping a late Christmas present! When you’re doing the team presentation, you know that the start of the season is just around the corner. I had a very strong season last year and my hunger to win has only grown since then. Finishing second two years in a row shows how consistently strong my riding and the Yamaha team is and this year we’re going to raise our level even further. Yamaha has put in a lot of effort during the winter to get the bike in top shape, and I trained strenuously to be ready to start work at the first test in Sepang. We are competing against the best riders and teams in the world, so we’ll have to push to the maximum every step of the way, starting with pre-season testing.«

»The 2016 livery is really eye-catching and I like it a lot, seeing the bike only made me want to ride it more, but unfortunately I have to wait a little longer… I look forward to starting work with my team again. Like last year, we will give our all to achieve the best possible results. It will be interesting to see how we get on with the new ECU software and the Michelin tyres, I’m confident that we can make it another great year and will be able to challenge for victory.«

Rossi_RacingSuit_05 Kopie


Bestrittene Grand Prix total

330 (270 x MotoGP/500cc, 30 x 250cc, 30 x 125cc)


9 (MotoGP 2009/08/05/04/03/02, 500cc 2001, 250cc 1999,

Grand Prix-Siege

112 (86 x MotoGP/500cc, 14 x 250cc, 12 x 125cc)

GP Podestplatzierungen

211 (175 x MotoGP/500cc, 21 x 250cc, 15 x 125cc)

Erster GP-Sieg

Czech Republic, 1996 (125cc)

GP Pole Positions

61 (51 x MotoGP/500cc, 5 x 250cc, 5 x 125cc)

125cc 1997)



1000cc Liquid cooled inline four-cylinder with crossplane crankshaft


Aluminium twin tube deltabox with multi-adjustable steering geometry. Aluminium swingarm


Six-speed cassette-type gearbox with alternative gear ratios available


MFR Forged Magnesium 17” font and rear


Brembo, two 320 mm or 340 mm carbon front discs, two four-piston
2016_YZR-M1 #99_08 Kopiecalipers. Single stainless steel rear disc, twin-piston caliper


Over 240 horsepower, 176 KW


Öhlins upside down front
forks and Öhlins rear shock. Liquid cooled inline four-cylinder with crossplane crankshaft


By Magneti Marelli, in accordance with FIM Regulations


Michelin, 17” front and rear, available as slick, intermedium and wet tyres


157 kg, in accordance with FIM Regulations

Fotos: Yamaha

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