Yamaha sweep the board at the 2008 UEM Road Racing European Championships

15.10.2008: Yamaha sweep the board at the 2008 UEM Road Racing European Championships

Yamaha dominated in style at the finale of the UEM Road Racing European Championship last weekend. The formidable YZF-R1 and YZF-R6 have proved again this year to be the ultimate track weapons for racing success.

The top four riders in the Superstock 1000 class where all riding Yamaha YZF-R1 machines. Carmelo Morales and Javier Del Amor (Team L’Oreal Men Expert LGS) took first and third respectively on their Yamaha machines whilst Bernat Martinez (Team Bernat) took a well deserved second on his YZF-R1. Fourth place went to Yamaha Motor Germany’s top rider, Jörg Teuchert.

For the Supersport race it was rider Angel Rodriguez (Team L’Oreal Men Expert LGS) aboard a Yamaha YZF-R6 that took the chequered flag. The next placed Yamaha rider was fourth position David Salom (Team Yamaha Spain). In a field of 36 riders there were no less than 24 Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport machines competing, six of which made the top ten at the finish. Loris Baz proved the competitiveness of the R6 earlier this month, winning the European Superstock 600 Championship in Magny-Cours on 5th October, the final race seeing all podium finishers riding the unbeatable Yamaha.

The World Superbike Championship heads towards its final round in Portugal next month. In the hands of riders Noriyuki Haga and Troy Corser the R1 sits in second and third place respectively, making it the top performing 4cyl 1000cc bike in racing.

The 2008 Women’s Road Racing European Champion Nina Prinz led her class all year, taking the championship comfortably aboard her Yamaha YZF-R1 with strong support from Yamaha Motor Germany.

"It’s an unrivalled accomplishment," said Laurens Klein Koerkamp (Yamaha Motor Europe Racing Division Manager). "The results across the board clearly show the Yamaha Superbike and Supersport machines are designed to win on track.

We’ve shown not just at the European level but also in MOTOGP, WSB and World MX and AMA-SX that our machinery is at the top spot throughout. We’re confident that we are going into 2009 with strong teams at all levels of racing to repeat more of the winning success we’ve shown in 2008."

 

- Yamaha Racing Communications-

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15.10.2008 / MaP

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