February 2011

Post image for MCN’s Yearly Fantasy Raceteam Contest Begins February 26th

Just like last year MCN is putting on a fantasy race team complete with prizes. Everyone is eligible for prizes (older than 18) but if you are out of the UK you have to pay shipping. It’s still fun!


There is a fantastic prize awaiting this year’s winner! If you are top of the pile come November you will win, courtesy of MCE Insurance, Yamaha’s amazing special edition YZF – R125 (worth £5,800) – celebrating 50 years of racing in World GPs.

MCE BSB Game Round Prizes:

New this year… Your BSB performance will be put to the test too, with an all-new MCE BSB Game Round prize up for grabs!

All entrants with the two highest scoring MCE BSB riders for each Game Round will be entered into a prize draw, and of these, one entrant will be drawn out at random to win a pair of tickets to a future MCE BSB round.

Game Round Prizes:

As well as the amazing Yamaha special edition YZF – R125 top prize, there are seven separate prizes up on offer, with a £270 set of Pirelli tyres to the winners of each individual Game Round.

The Game Rounds are as follows:

Game Round 1: 27 February to 16 April
Game Round 2: 17 April to 14 May
Game Round 3: 15 May to 18 June*
Game Round 4: 19 June to 16 July
Game Round 5: 17 July to 27 August*
Game Round 6: 28 August to 24 September
Game Round 7: 25 September to 12 November

Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for further details on these prizes, and how they are awarded in the event of a tie.


Post image for That’s A Bit Of Lean Angle

The 2011 Yamaha R6 has an advertised lean angle of 57 degrees, one more than the very capable 2011 Yamaha R1. Anyone want go guess what the 2011 Yamaha M1 is capable of? I’d say Lorenzo has to be well into the 60 degree range.

Post image for Enter To Win A Two Day Training Session At The Yamaha Championship Riding School

How would you like to get instruction on riding fast for two days? I can tell you, I would.

Win a FREE 2-Day Yamaha Champions Riding School worth $2,295!

Eligability: Only persons residing in United States who are at least 18 years of age can enter.

Sweepstakes start: February 17, 2011 @ 04:15 pm (MST)

Sweepstakes end: March 25, 2011 @ 11:59 pm (MDT)

Official Rules

About the Company

A 511-acre, state-of-the-art motorsports facility located in Tooele, UT, just 30 minutes from Salt Lake City. Miller Motorsports Park (MMP) includes a multi-configurational road racing track (4.5-, 3.0-, 2.2- and 2.2-mile configurations), a 0.9-mile paved karting circuit and a seven-acre off-road course. The facility is home to the Miller Performance Schools, which includes the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School, Yamaha Champions Riding School, plus various driving programs (Teen Driving, Fleet Driving, and Off-Road). MMP hosts some of the world’s best professional racing series, including the HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship, American Le Mans Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, and Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, in addition to outstanding amateur events, including SCCA, NASA, WERA and AHRMA. The track also has its own locally-based amateur championships for cars, motorcycles and karts. The track specializes in corporate hospitality and events, with first-class amenities and innovative programs.

Click here to enter.

Source: The great guys at Sportbike Wrench

Post image for Yamaha Unveils New MotoGP Livery (with video)

It’s common knowledge both Ben Spies (my favorite) and Jorge Lorenzo have a great shot at the world title again. Not that the competition won’t be fierce. Casey is looking wicked fast on the Honda and Simoncelli has set down fastest lap times. It will be closely contested.

So far Yamaha hasn’t announced a sponsor. This is unusual due to Yamaha’s good chances at the world championship and last years success. We’ll see if this changes Yamaha’s development budget.

Usually a bike will be named after it’s sponsor. For example: Pramac Ducati or Sterilgarda Yamaha. Basically advertising for the sponsor.