Yamaha Supports New Supercross Team

L&M Racing joins the Supercross series

Cypress, CA (August 4, 2006) – Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is proudto announce its support for the newly formed L&M Racing team, poised tocontest the 2007-2008 Supercross series. Supercross Champion, andcurrent Yamaha Factory racer, Chad Reed and former West Coast”Lites Champion Nathan Ramsey will race under the L&M tent aboardYamaha YZ450Fs this coming season.

Team Manager, Larry Brooks has the experience, credentials and topracing talent enabling L&M Racing to be competitive right out of thegate. A former factory racer and Team Manager for the Chaparral Yamahateam, Brooks was a key component in Jeremy McGrath’s three-yearSupercross championship reign; the first, and to this day, the onlyoutside team to ever win an AMA Supercross Championship.

“We have the utmost confidence in Larry Brooks, Reed and Ramsey andfeel this team will further promote the Yamaha brand, explains YamahaRacing Division Manager, Keith McCarty. “It’s another step in theright direction for motocross and we are confident L&M Racing willattract additional outside sponsors that, in turn, will create moreinterest and visibility for our sport.

The L&M Racing Team will concentrate on the AMA and World SupercrossChampionships and additional stadium races during the 2007 and 2008series. Team L&M Racing will provide a more detailed racing scheduledand team sponsors soon.