Yamaha Motorsports Press Conference 2014

                   Yamaha Motorsports Press Conference 2014

PR Newswire

SEPANG, Malaysia, Feb. 4, 2014

SEPANG, Malaysia, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

- Providing Excitement through Our Passionate Commitment to Motorsports -

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo:7272) on February 4 held the "Yamaha Motorsports
Press Conference 2014" at the Sama-Sama Hotel in Sepang, Malaysia, to announce
its motorsports activities including races to participate in and each team's


While Yamaha Motor outlined this season's direction in MotoGP, the pinnacle of
motorcycle road racing, riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi from Yamaha
Factory Racing and riders Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro from Monster Yamaha
Tech3 spoke about their ambitions for this season and their impressions of the
2014 machines at the news conference.
Yamaha Motor unveiled an initiative to energize MotoGP by developing new
constructors as well as new engine leasing arrangements from this season (the
first for Yamaha). Staff from Forward Racing also made a guest appearance.

Comment from Takaaki Kimura, Representative Director and Senior Managing
Executive Officer

Motorsports are in Yamaha's DNA. Challenging ourselves in motorsports has been
an integral part of our corporate culture for over 50 years. They are also a
direct embodiment of our brand slogan "Revs your Heart."
The basic direction of our activities is in the three aims: branding,
technical feedback, and promotional activities, which will move our racing
prowess forward on a global level.
To that end, we are upgrading our structure to achieve success in elite global
races, share excitement with fans around the world, step up promotional
activities, lay the groundwork in cooperation with our local group companies,
and provide opportunities for developing and fostering the next generation of
Our challenge is to provide "Rev" through motorsports. Please stay tuned.

*Our Corporate Slogan: Rev the engine. Hear it roar. Feel its power.

Mariko Saito
Public Relations & Advertising Division
Global PR Team
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Tel: +81-538-32-1145
E-mail: saitoumar@yamaha-motor.co.jp

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