Yamaha USA, Yamaha of Troy continue racing relationship for 2005

Info courtesy Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Cypress CA: The partnership between Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA and
Yamaha of Troy has been extended. Yamaha of Troy provides a team
foundation for rising motocross talent in the 125 class on Yamaha YZ
motocross bikes.

YOT has produced a host of titles and groomed many of today’s top
factory riders, including current AMA Supercross Series Champion Chad
Reed. (Chad won the 125 East supercross series in 2002 for YOT.)

“We’re honored to be part of Yamaha. Yamaha is not only a great
organization but an exciting company, and we look forward to continued
success,” explains Phil Alderton, owner Yamaha of Troy. “Yamaha has an
all-new YZ125 for 2005 that weighs only 196 lbs, 10 lbs lighter than
the 2004. Out of the box, that’s lighter than any factory bike we’ve
ever raced! We can’t wait for the gate to drop next year as our plan is
to race both the two-strokes and four-strokes at Anaheim.”

“Yamaha of Troy is an outstanding team and we are confident they have
the tools to win,” says Keith McCarty, Yamaha Racing Division Manager.
“We know YOT can carry the Yamaha banner in the 125 class which enables
the Yamaha Factory Race team to concentrate on the 250cc class with our
new YZ250 and YZ450F. Our goal is simple: putting four different YZ’s
on the podium next year.”

World MX GP Round 10 Belgium results

Neeroeteren circuit

Mickael Pichon wins … Stefan Everts large point lead …

MX1 results:

1. Mickael Pichon – 1/2

2. Stefan Everts – 6/1

3. Steve Ramon- 5/3

4. Josh Coppins – 4/4

5. Kevin Strijbos – 3/5

MX1 point standings:

1. Stefan Everts – 443

2. Mickael Pichon – 341

3. Josh Coppins – 337

4. Steve Ramon – 317

5. Cedric Melotte – 291

Courtesy YouthStream & Team Suzuki MX Press

Provisional 2005 World MX Calendar

This 2005 Provisional Calendar is proposed by Youthstream to the FIM. It should be ratified at the FIM congress in October 2004.

  • March 20 – Flanders/Belgium – TBA
  • April 3 – Portugal – Agueda
  • April 10 – Spain – Bellpuig
  • May 1 – The Netherlands – TBA
  • May 8 – Europe/Germany – Teutschenthal
  • May 22 – Italy – TBA
  • May 29 – Great Britain – Arreton, Isle of Wight
  • June 12 – Japan – Sugo
  • June 26 – France – St. Jean d’Angely
  • July 3 – Sweden – Uddevalla
  • July 17 – Czech Republic – Loket
  • July 31 – Belgium – TBA
  • August 13 (Saturday) – Ireland – Ballykelly
  • August 21 – England – Donington Park
  • August 28 – Germany – Gaildorf
  • September 18 – South Africa – Sun City
  • September 25 – Motocross of Nations – France – Ernee

Youthstream is the company that manages the exclusive
television, marketing and promotional world wide rights of the FIM
SuperMoto World Championship, the FIM Motocross World Championship, the
FIM Motocross of Nations, the UEM Motocross European Championship, the
UEM SuperMoto European Championship and the FIM Snowcross World Cup.

Supercross Champion Chad Reed re-signs with Yamaha

Supercross Champion Chad Reed re-signs with Yamaha

Courtesy Yamaha Motor Corp. USA

Cypress CA: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is proud to announce that
Chad Reed has re-signed with the Yamaha Factory Motocross Race Team.
Joining the Yamaha ranks three years ago, Chad Reed and Yamaha have
produced a 125 Supercross Championship, a World Supercross
Championship, and a 10 win Supercross season en route to the 2004 250cc
AMA Supercross Championship.

“The contract extension was fairly simple. We wanted Chad Reed, his
professionalism and talent, to further his career on Yamaha and Reed
wanted to stay, win more races and championships with the same
equipment and team,” explains Keith McCarty, Yamaha Racing Division
Manager. “Reed loves racing and, at the core, is a motorcycle
enthusiast. He’ll practice and test from morning to late afternoon,
drive home and ride TTR90’s with his fiancé and friends until the sun
sets. On the weekend, after interviews, autographs and the pit area is
empty, Reed heads back to the Yamaha tractor-trailer to watch race
videos. With fan-like enthusiasm, Chad repeatedly hits the rewind
button, reviewing and learning about his bike, his competitors and the

“We’ve won 20 Supercross races in the last two years and achieved a
career milestone, the 250 Supercross Championship,” explains Chad Reed.
“Obviously, I’m excited about continuing my career with Yamaha. Our
bikes are unreal, which gives me the confidence to ride at 100%. Plus,
I’ve seen my ’05 Supercross bike already!”

Asked if he was happy with the contract extension, Reed characteristically replied, “Yea, definitely!

Supercross Champion Chad Reed re-signs with Yamaha - Photo 1 of 1
2004 AMA Supercross Champ


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