Yamaha Increases Support In “Lites” Class

Yamaha of Troy spearheads new “Lites” Effort for 2006

Cypress, CA (November 23, 2005) –  – Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is proud to announce the return of Yamaha of Troy and three additional Factory-supported teams for the 2006 season. The four-team powerhouse includes new faces, the all-new YZ250F and the support to capture AMA Supercross and Motocross Lites championships.

The returning Yamaha of Troy team is highlighted by the sequential YZ250Fs of Branden Jesseman, #121, Matt Walker, #122, Brett Metcalfe, #123, and Andrew McFarlane, #124.  “We are off to a great start this year,” explains YOT Team Manager, Dave Osterman. “Yamaha built us a great bike and the riders have already established their race-setups and can now spend time pushing each other at Yamaha track.  There’s an atmosphere of confidence surrounding the team and hopefully Brett Metcalfe’s win at the US OPEN was a preview of 2006.”

Providing additional support to Yamaha racers, three additional teams, Motoworld Yamaha, Star Racing and CrossX will now ride under the Yamaha Factory-supported tent.  “The “Lites” class racing action is so intense with factory-level talent permeating across the 22-man starting gate, our racers need the confidence that they are going to the line prepared and on the best equipment,” explains Yamaha Racing Division Manager, Keith McCarty.

Additional information for each Factory-supported team including riders, mechanics, and regional series will be announced from the Motoworld Yamaha, Star Racing and CrossX teams soon.