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Yamaha Ditches Daytona for Laguna

By Sean Alexander, Feb. 16, 2005
In what could be viewed as a comment on the sad state of this year's Daytona 200 and an endorsement of the FIM MotoGP World Championship, Yamaha has decided to move its Weekend of Champions to the Laguna Seca MotoGP Races. -Sean

**PRESS RELEASE** Yamaha Weekend of Champions Moves to Laguna Seca for MotoGP

Cypress, Calif.-February 16, 2005, ~ Yamaha is proud to announce that after six years at Daytona International Speedway, its prestigious Weekend of Champions event will move to Monterey, California for this years U.S. MotoGP event at Laguna Seca Raceway on July 8-10th.

Racing fans will be treated to autograph sessions with past Yamaha racing champions such as former World Championship and Laguna Seca winners Wayne Rainey and Eddie Lawson, as well as many other champions from both road racing and motocross. The autograph sessions will be part of the many activities planned for the Yamaha display area.

Yamaha marks its 50th anniversary this year and we are proud to celebrate with these racing icons. Plus it is a great opportunity for fans to meet them in person, said Bob Starr, Yamaha Corporate Communications Manager. It was only natural to feature these past champions who have been such an integral part of our success over the years.
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