BSB Oulton: McAMS Yamaha to present 60th anniversary commemorative livery


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McAMS Yamaha will present a special livery at Oulton Park this Sunday to commemorate the manufacturer’s 60th anniversary in Grand Prix.

Championship leader Jason O’Halloran and closest title rival Tarran Mackenzie will race with R1s painted in the iconic white and red gear block colors that have become synonymous with Yamaha throughout its GP history.

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The Bennetts British Superbike team becomes the last Yamaha team to use the special white and red design. Toprak RazgatlıoÄŸlu and Andrea Locatelli presented a similar livery in WorldSBK in Barcelona last weekend, as did the official World Endurance Championship team at the Bol d’OR.

Both riders will wear red and white leathers, while their helmets will also reflect Yamaha’s 60th anniversary celebrations.

“Growing up Yamaha has always been the red and white speed blocks to me,” said O’Halloran. “It’s iconic and so many legendary runners are associated with these colors, so being able to run with the red and white speed blocks at Oulton Park is a huge privilege for me.

“I remember when the team raced the R1 special livery in 2018, I wasn’t with them at the time, but you could see how everyone was buzzing with them using the special colors. “

Along with the participating racing teams, Yamaha also announced that all of their Supersport models – R1, R7, R3 and R125 – will be available in Anniversary World GP colors in 2022.

“I was fortunate enough to have a special Yamaha livery before returning to Brands Hatch in 2018 when we celebrated 20 years of the R1, so I know from experience what a special occasion it is,” said Mackenzie added.

“Yamaha is a brand with such an amazing history, it makes you really proud to be a part of it. Running in the red and white gear block colors is a huge honor to me, it’s an instantly recognizable color scheme and related to so many motorsport icons. “

The special livery is part of a celebratory weekend at Oulton Park, which will see Yamaha Motor UK display a range of classic racing machines on its stand Рlocated in the shopping area in front of the Checkers caf̩. The weekend will also feature two parade laps led by three-time BSB champion and former Yamaha Grand Prix racer Niall Mackenzie.

Heading into the first round of the 2021 showdown, O’Halloran holds a 30-point advantage over Mackenzie. The Australian has a strong record at Oulton Park, scoring five wins in the last six races on the Cheshire Circuit.

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