Yamaha Extended Service Going Road Racing in 2011

Cypress, California, February 18, 2011 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S. is very proud to announce it's extended service consumer program, Yamaha Extended Service (Y.E.S.) sponsorship debut into the exciting sport of Championship Motorcycle Road Racing. In 2011 Yamaha Extended Service will sponsor top riders in AMA American Superbike and AMA Daytona Sportbike as well as one of the stars of the world´s premier motorcycling championship, MotoGP.

Today Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S. Proudly announced a new partnership with Monster Tech 3 MotoGP Team factory pilot Colin Edwards that will see the Team collaborate with Yamaha in promoting the benefits and value of Yamaha Extended Service products. The veteran rider took part in the sponsorship announcement ceremonies while on hand at the annual Indy Trade Show. “Yamaha U.S. has always had my back for my entire career even during my motocross days as a little kid,” said Edwards, “and this new sponsorship from Y.E.S. is a great fit as Y.E.S. will surely have your back once you buy a new Yamaha product!”

“We are very excited about this new relationship between Y.E.S. and the Yamaha Tech 3 Team,” said Colin Haugh, of Yamaha’s extended service operations, “as MotoGP and it’s fans are perhaps the most enthusiastic and visible of all and we are proud to have Colin carry the Y.E.S. message!” The Yamaha Extended Service/Pat Clark Racing/Graves Yamaha team will field AMA American Superbike contender Chris Clark. Chris will be riding the #2 YZF-R1 prepared by Graves Motorsports. “2010 was really a great year for me in the Superbike class” said Chris, “The R1 fits me well and I’m really excited about our new team. Josh Hayes proved to everyone how good the R1 is, now I just have to step up my game. Having Y.E.S. on board shows the confidence Yamaha has in our program and of course Y.E.S. is all about confidence in a great product. I can’t wait for the season to begin and I am honored to wear the Y.E.S. brand!”

Along with Chris, Y.E.S. is proud to support AMA Daytona Sportbike racer Tommy Aquino on the Graves Motorsports prepared #6 YZF-R6. “I’m stoked to be with the Yamaha Extended Service –Pat Clark Sport team for 2011.” said Tommy, “Last season races were so exciting and I’m sure that this season will be no different; I just need to rely on my experiences and let it work in my favor to put me up front for the entire race. Having Y.E.S. as a sponsor is cool, I want to win the 200 and give them a grand lick off for the season. Winning the Daytona 200 is my goal. This is the one race where we need the security of great service in the pits and Y.E.S. offers that security for all Yamaha owners!”

Yamaha Extended Service offers Genuine Yamaha coverage for a complete range of Yamaha Power sports products. Y.E.S. coverage is available on Yamaha and Star brand motorcycles, ATV and Side x Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, Generators, Waverunners and Yamaha Outboard motors. Y.E.S. strives to be the most outstanding extended service program available for Yamaha products. “Top racers around the world require the best service and equipment to give them the peace of mind they need to race their best.” said Colin Haugh, “We want to bring that same peace of mind to our Yamaha customers through our Yamaha Extended Service program. “Y.E.S. is very pleased to be working with additional outstanding sponsors for the Yamaha Extended Service/Pat Clark Racing/Graves Yamaha teams including Yamaha’s exclusive line of GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing) products and YAMALUBE high performance lubricants.