Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. hereby announces that Altadis/Seita’s
sponsorship regarding Yamaha's Factory MotoGP Team will not continue after
the end of the 2005 season.
For more than 40 years, Yamaha has successfully participated in the Road
Racing Grand Prix World Championship and it has become the leading manufacturer
of the MotoGP competition.
Altadis/Seita have been sponsors of the Yamaha Factory MotoGP project
for the past 3 seasons under both the Fortuna and the Gauloises brands
during which time the companies shared 2 world championship victories in the
class in 2004 and 2005.
Yamaha will announce its 2006 MotoGP program in January 2006.