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Yamaha’s GP team will mark the company’s vital role in off-road motorcycle development by unveiling ‘red/white’ colors for this week’s Grand Prix of Italy at Maggiora. Works rider Jeremy Van Horebeek – currently third in the 450 World Championship – will run the color scheme on his electric start YZ450FM.
The YZ450F Jeremy Van Horebeek will race on Sunday.
The design is a near replica from Andrea Bartolini’s revolutionary 1997 YZM400F prototype. Christophe Charlier is hoping to be fit for the Grand Prix of Germany on June 21-22 after minor knee surgery but his YZ250FM will also carry the famous colors in Italy while being displayed under the team’s awning.
Christophe Charlier YZ250F will have to wait until he heals up.