Yamaha official paddock scooter supplier to FGSport

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Valencia, Spain - 21/4/2006

Yamaha Motor Italia has signed an agreement with FGSport that sees Yamaha supply six paddock scooters to the 2006 Superbike World Championship.
Claudio Consonni, Yamaha Motor Italia's racing manager, handed the keys of the specially-liveried BW's scooters to FGSport CEO Paolo Flammini ahead of this weekend's third round of the championship in Valencia, Spain.

Being very easy to ride and stable with its fat tyres, the BW's makes a perfect paddock scooter. Designer Aldo Drudi has created a special design for the units, combining the FGSport logo and colours in a very trendy way. Drudi also designed the livery of Yamaha Motor Italia's YZF-R1 racers.

Yamaha is Europe's leading powered two-wheeler brand. The BW's scooter triggered a whole generation. The original BW's 50 (the name stands for Big Wheels) has become a desired object for many youngsters all across Europe. It gave a whole new meaning to scooters in the early Nineties for the years to follow and is as popular as ever today.

Claudio Consonni - Yamaha Motor Italia Racing Manager

"Yamaha Motor Italia is very proud to strenghten our long standing relationship with FGSport by supplying these scooters. Our relationship with Mr. Flammini goes back a long way, even before the start of the Superbike World Championship, when we worked together on projects such as the Yamaha RD500 cup in the 1980s. I am sure that these BW's scooters will provide a welcome presence in the paddock and a great benefit in helping the FGSport staff do their jobs."

Paolo Flammini - FGSport CEO

"The relationship between ourselves and the manufacturers has always been extremely productive, not only based on the pure activity of racing but also with this type of cooperation. We need to use scooters in the paddock and Yamaha can provide this service. I believe that this is an interesting interpretation of the relationship between the manufacturer and series organizer and a good example of how we can work together."

Photos of the scooter can be downloaded from the photo gallery section of www.yamaha-racing.com