The Yamaha Factory Racing Team will run a special ‘Race-Blu’ livery for the Misano and Aragon Grand Prix race weekends.
designed by Aldo Drudi, who is better known for his work on Valentino Rossi’s helmets and decals, the bikes feature a combination of Yamaha Blue and matt grey bodywork, the same as the exclusive new ‘Race Blu’ Series on selected Yamaha production models. The Yamaha YZR-M1 will also feature matching blue wheels.
Riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies will also wear special leathers, complementing the bike. It will also be the first time a Yamaha special racing livery will be available at the same time for consumers to buy on production motorcycles.
Yamaha riders Ben Spies and Jorge Lorenzo are both happy with their temporary paint scheme, with Spies hoping for a change in his fortunes similar to when Yamaha went red last season:
Jorge Lorenzo:“I am very proud to ride with these special colours. The Yamaha racing colours are always very iconic and have a great history. It’s very cool that racing fans will be able to ride in the same colours that we race in!
Ben Spies:“It’s another really cool special livery from Yamaha. The red and white one brought me a lot of luck last year with my win in Assen so I’m hoping this Race-Blu will do the same here in Misano and Aragon!”
More pictures of the very cool and very retro and very very blue livery can be found at the Yamaha Racing official site: http://www.yamaha-racing.com