Yamaha Motor Europe have announced an extended support program to privateer teams competing in Endurance World Championship. The program will see participating teams competing with the Yamaha YZF-R1 rewarded for their results with increased manufacturer support, both financial and technical, as part of Yamaha Motor Europe’s commitment to the development and growth of private teams racing on the world stage.
Open to private teams racing in both the EWC and Superstock classes, the extended support program has already proved popular with existing competitors. French teams Yamaha Viltais Experience, 3ART Moto Team 95 and Moto Ain were quick to commit to the program, as were Team Wepol Racing from Germany and the Maco Racing Team from Slovakia.
Discussions are currently ongoing with a number of other teams that have expressed an interest in this groundbreaking program, with further announcements expected in the near future.
– Participating teams will receive increased support from Yamaha, partly commensurate to their results throughout the season. The aim is clear: to allow these Yamaha teams to be more competitive, fighting on a more equal footing with the factory teams, said Eric de Seynes, president of Yamaha Motor Europe.
The extended support program has been introduced, since the GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team announced they will be changing their focus from EWC to the FIM Supersport World Championship for the 2019 season.