Yamaha Factory Racing has unveiled its new 2011 livery. The 2011 YZR-M1 features a Yamaha corporate blue colour scheme incorporating the iconic Yamaha speed block design.
The team, which starts the season defending its third consecutive triple crown victory, fields a new rider Year Ben Spies alongside the defending World Champion Jorge Lorenzo.
"I'm proud to be a part of the 2011 Yamaha Factory Racing launch and the start of a new era for the team," said Lin Jarvis, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Racing.
"This is an important year for us being our 50th anniversary of involvement in Grand Prix racing and we start the season not only with the reigning MotoGP World Champion but also welcoming Ben Spies. It's fitting that we will line up for the start of this special year in our corporate colours."
"I'm very happy to be here again preparing to start another season riding with Yamaha," said Jorge Lorenzo. "Winning the World Championship last season was an incredible feeling, but now we start again. I have a great crew and with the hard work of the Japanese engineers over the winter I feel confident we can fight for more success this year."