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Yamaha World Supersport Team 2008 Rider Line up Sep. 5, 2007

The Yamaha World Supersport Team is pleased to announce their rider line up for 2008, ahead of next weekend痴 race at Lausitz in Germany. Australian Broc Parkes will remain with the team and he will be joined by the French former Supersport world champion Fabien Foret.

2008 will be Broc痴 sixth year challenging in the World Supersport Championship and his fourth with Yamaha. 25-year-old Parkes’ plans to fight for the world title this year were hampered by injury early on in the season when he broke his collar bone at Donington in April. In spite of this, Parkes has been in contention for top positions at each event this year. Following his first win of the season at Brands Hatch last month, he is now looking to finish the year on a high and is targeting third position in the championship and still has a mathematical chance to finish 2nd.

Fabien Foret, aged 34, joins the Yamaha World Supersport team with a good pedigree behind him. He was World Supersport Champion in 2002 and is currently second in the championship, having won this year痴 Phillip Island round. The Frenchman, who is known for being a hard charger on the track, has ten race wins and twelve podiums to his name in addition to the title. Foret is no stranger to Yamaha, having ridden in the Supersport championship for the Yamaha Motor Italia team in 2004 and he rode for the German-based team at Lausitz last year as a stand-in rider, where he made a strong impression on the team by finishing third without any prior testing time on the bike. He brings with him a wealth of experience covering entries in Superstock, Supersport and Superbike championships.

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