February 20-27, 2015
YMC President Mr Yanagi and all five YZF-R1 project leaders took to the track during the global launch of the all new model at Sydney Motorsport Park, Australia recently.
The five project leaders, Mr Miwa, Mr Koike, Mr Shimamoto, Mr Nishida and current project leader Mr Fujiwara, were each riding the YZF-R1 model that they helped develop. Mr Yanagi rode the all new YZF-R1M.
Over 100 members of the world press attended the successful launch event and feedback on the all new track focused model was very positive.
From Laurie Carleton, Yamaha Motor Australia(YMA)