Airwaves Ducati To Airwaves Yamaha

Paul Carruthers | September 17, 2008
The following is from GSE Racing…

GSE Racing has today, 17th September, announced that it will enter into a relationship with Yamaha Motor UK to compete in the British Superbike Championship over the next 3 years.

The partnership will see GSE Racing run the all new YZF-R1 with direct Yamaha factory support in a bid to see the manufacturer return to the days when it dominated British Superbikes with 3 consecutive British Superbike titles in 1996, 1997 and 1998.

Team Manager Colin Wright commented: ‘We are very excited about the new association with Yamaha, this represents a new challenge for the team but as ever we intend to be competing for the British Superbike Championship from the start’.

Team Principal Darrell Healey added: “We have had an excellent relationship with Ducati over the years, winning 3 British Superbike Championships and achieving numerous successes in the World Superbike arena. I’d like to thank them on behalf of the entire team for their support. We are, however, extremely pleased to be entering into this new agreement with Yamaha, and to be involved in directly developing the new YZF R1. This arrangement will see the start of a new era in superbike racing for GSE.”

Yamaha Managing Director, Andrew Smith, added: “We are delighted to be partnering GSE Racing, the UK’s most successful race team, and together I am confident we can successfully build a long term relationship both on and off the race track.”

Further details with regards to the partnership, sponsors and riders will be announced in due course.


Paul Carruthers | Editor

Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.