Yamaha YZR-M1 GP
For 2015 the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP factory team will continue with the same pair of successful riders they have been running for the past two years. On the number 99 will be 2 time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo and on the number 46 the 7 time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi.
The 2015 Yamaha YZR-M1 looks pretty much the same as last year's since rules hardly change but there's no doubt the bike YZR-M1 has been vastly improved.
Jorge Lorenzo is the 2006 and 2007 250cc World Champion and the 2010 and 2012 MotoGP World Champion.
Valentino Rossi won the 125cc category championship for Aprilia in 1997. He then moved to the 250cc category with Aprilia and won the 250cc World Championship in 1999. In 2001 he won the 500cc World Championship with Honda and the MotoGP World Championships in 2002 and 2003 with Honda again. He then left Honda to join Yamaha and won the MotoGP in 2004 and 2005. Rossi won two more times with Yamaha in 2008 and 2009 before leaving for Ducati. He returned to Yamaha in 2013 finishing 4th in the Championship and continued in 2014 finishing in 2nd behind Marc Márquez.
The front end brakes on a MotoGP bike do most of the ‘stopping’ work. Corner speeds are crucial to success in MotoGP and if a rider can brake later than his competitors he can lap quicker. With carbon brakes like these on the Yamaha YZR-M1 GP, Lorenzo and Rossi won't have a problem slowing down.
MotoGP will return on March 29th to the Losail International Circuit for the Grand Prix of Qatar. May the best rider win.
The Yamaha grid girls will be there to offer support to the Yamaha riders.