Yamaha supply TT Travelling Marshals

Yamaha supply TT Travelling Marshals

Yamaha supply IOMTT Travelling Marshals Yamaha is the official Motorcycle partner for the 2013 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled  by  Monster  Energy. The deal sees the company provide eight bikes for  the  travelling  marshals throughout qualifying and racing at the 2013 meeting.

The  company  has  provided  a  number  of Yamaha YZF R1’s and R6’s and the popular Yamaha FZ1 Fazer. The 2013 R1, the most advanced Supersport machine developed by Yamaha, takes its inspiration from Yamaha’s MotoGP bike and is powered by a 998cc in-line 4-cylinder engine. The R1 features an innovative crossplane  crankshaft  and  kicks  out high levels of linear torque, which makes  for superior traction – perfect for the challenges and tight corners that the TT Mountain Course presents.

The  R6  was also born on the racetrack with outstanding engine and chassis performance  with  ultra-responsive handling and adjustable front forks for optimal track performance making it purpose built for the task.

The  bikes  have been sourced from Yamaha Motor UK with assistance from the Isle  of  Man’s  authorised Yamaha dealership Road and Track and all of the machines  that  are  used  around  the  TT  course will be available to buy shortly after the event.

Travelling  Marshals were first used in the 1935 TT Races. The marshals are positioned  around  the  37¾  mile  course  and are able to provide a rapid response  to  any  incidents. All of the bikes carry medical equipment that can  assist  in  managing  a  casualty.  They also carry out duties such as course  inspection,  observe machines on the course for visible faults such as oil leaks or loose fairings and review and report any course incidents.

Simon Belton, Marketing Manager, Yamaha, commented:

“We  are proud to once again be the official Motorcycle partner of the Isle of Man TT Races. The Travelling Marshals play an integral role in the event and  their involvement in the event is a really good showcase for our bikes performance capability.”

Trevor  Hussey,  Director,  TT  and  Motorsport,  Isle  of  Man Government, commented:

“Yamaha’s  involvement  in the TT Races is symbolic of the blue chip brands and  companies  that  are now involved in the event. The company has a long history  of  success  on  the track and I’m delighted that they are playing such an important role in the delivery of the event as well.”

Photos courtesy of Pacemaker Press

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