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November 14, 2007

Yamaha Race Team Update

Gentlemen …Start Your Engines Please!

I inquired about the Yamaha sno-cross team efforts and received the following info from Greg Marier, the team manager. He mentioned they aren’t releasing any pics of the sled yet but hopefully I can put something up just before the Duluth opener. (Hello! Greg!!)
“The Factory team and the Yamaha USA Racing Team are putting on the finishing touches on their sleds to get ready for the Duluthfinaltrailor03.jpg race. The athletes are here and in training, the new mod engine has been out on the snow to finalize the FI calibration and the teams will travel to a sno-cross track at a undisclosed location this week to set the clutching and shock calibration. The race sleds will have to be checked over after this test trip and the transporters loaded and heading to Duluth on Wednesday, Nov 21. Racing starts November 23rd.”

As most of you already know, we have two teams competing with our factories involvement. The first is the Yamaha USA team, running equipment based on the current FX Nytro with pro driver, Canadian, Steve Taylor and Alaskan, Cory Davis defending his WPSA semi-pro crown.

Multi-time Japan national champion, Yuji Nakazawa will pilot a second snowmobile for our Factory Team, also based on the current Nytro but with more experimental and advanced ideas. Yuji is considered our development rider with his main focus on track testing advanced components and designs which will provide valuable information to our engineers. Both teams will be contributing largely to the development of our next generation Nytro 4-stroke models

The ISR has created several new classes for 4-stroke racing and confirmed the FX Nytro classes as per this bulletin. In a nutshell the FX Nytro is appraised to be the same as a 600cc class 2-stroke.isr-update.jpg

This should be a very interesting season to watch the 4-strokes, fingers crossed. There is lots of stuff going on in the background… One thing is for sure, there will be some winners coming out of this program: our future Yamaha owners 😉

cheers cr

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