Cypress, CA (June 25, 2004) ¿ The partnership between Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA and Yamaha of Troy to provide a team foundation for rising motocross talent in the 125 class on Yamaha YZ motocross bikes has been extended. Yamaha of Troy has produced a host of titles and groomed many of today¿s top factory riders, including current Supercross Champion Chad Reed. For 2005, the Yamaha of Troy team remains embedded in the increasingly competitive 125 Supercross and National Motocross series.
¿We¿re honored to be part of Yamaha. Yamaha is not only a great organization but an exciting company and we look forward to continued success,¿ explains Phil Alderton, owner Yamaha of Troy. ¿Yamaha has an all-new YZ125 for 2005 that weighs only 196 lbs, 10 lbs lighter than last year. Out of the box, that¿s lighter than any factory bike we¿ve raced! We can¿t wait for the gate to drop next year as our plan is to race both the two-strokes and four at Anaheim.¿
¿Yamaha of Troy is an outstanding team and we are confident they have the tools to win,¿ says Keith McCarty, Yamaha Racing Division Manager. ¿We know Y.O.T. can carry the Yamaha banner in the 125 class which enables the Yamaha Factory Race team to concentrate on the 250cc class with our new YZ250 and YZ450F. Our goal is simple; putting four different YZ¿s on the podium next year!¿