Yamaha's 2006 AMA Road Race Campaign.

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All-New YZF-R6 and YZF-R1 Power Rejuvenated Yamaha Road Race Teamfor 2006

Cypress California, October 31, 2005...

Yamaha Motor Company ispleased to announce its AMA Roadracing plans for 2006 that will becentered around the introductions of both the all-new YZF-R6 and thenew race-specYZF-R1 LE.

Veteran rider and 2003 Supersport Champion Jamie Hacking returns toTeam Blue and White competing on the potent new R6 in the AMASupersport Class and the new R1 LE in the Superstock Class. "I'mjust pumped to ride both these classes this year," said Jamie, "andwith these unbelievable new bikes, I'm ready to bring home Yamaha atleast one Championship."

Twenty one year-old hot shot Jason DiSalvo also returns and willcompete this year on a fully prepped YZF-R6 in the Formula ExtremeClass including the prestigious Daytona 200. Jason will also pilotthe new R1 LE in an effort to improve his overall second placefinishing position in 2005 in the AMA Superstock Class. "We've juststarted testing the new R6 and it's already miles ahead of lastyears bike," said and exuberant DiSalvo. "I'm confident and solooking forward to the season ahead."

Finally, Yamaha is pleased to welcome the charismatic Eric Bostrom,who will round out the Yamaha squad competing in both the FormulaExtreme and Superstock classes. "I just saw the new bikes and theyare awesome." Said Bostrom. " I feel great and Yamaha has alreadymade me feel so much a part of their family. I just can't wait tostart riding."

Graves Motorsports will continue to maintain the Superstock effortin the coming year.

"We are extremely excited about the year ahead," said RacingDivision Manager Keith McCarty, "We feel that our new team will havegreat dynamics and with two new bikes, tremendous potential to winmultiple championships."
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