YAMAHA RACE NEWS

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  1. The Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team are looking to step back on to the rostrum at Round 4 of the 2018 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship this weekend in Assen, fresh from a solid points-haul at last weekend's Motorland Aragon event, part of the only back-to-back races of the season. Alex Lowes battled hard throughout the weekend in Spain to secure a seventh and a fourth-place finish that sees him fifth in the overall championship standings after six races. The podium finisher in Buriram really enjoys the historic TT Circuit Assen, as it is a fast and flowing track that suits his riding style and usually delivers some excellent racing action. For his teammate Michael van der Mark - who is sixth in the championship standings, just three points behind his teammate - it is always a special occasion racing at his home round. Having secured a superb second-place finish in Race 2 at Buriram, he followed that up with a double top-five finish in Aragon and is hoping to build on the pace he has shown at each round this season to battle for the podium in front of the Dutch fans.
  2. The Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge riders are all set for Round 2 of the 2018 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship at the TT Circuit Assen this weekend after battling through adversity to impress in Aragon. Despite suffering from a power/weight ratio disadvantage in comparison with the other manufacturers on the grid, that saw the leading Yamaha finish 15s behind the race winner, all five of the young bLU cRU riders managed to still shine at the opening round of the season. Determined to fight back in Assen and, hopefully, with some adjustments to the technical regulations, Galang Hendra Pratama, Luca Bernardi, Dennis Koopman, Joep Overbeeke and Hugo de Cancellis will all be hoping to be fighting at the front.
  3. The GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team and the YART Yamaha Official EWC Team are set to resume the fight for the 2017/2018 FIM Endurance World Championship this weekend at the 41st edition of the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans, Round 2 of the season. Reigning champions GMT94 lead the way in the championship standings once more after taking the maximum 60 points on offer at the Bol d'Or - the opening round of the season - in September and head to the Bugatti Circuit in France confident of continuing their impressive run of form. The YART team are looking to bounce back after a DNF at the Bol d'Or sees them enter the legendary endurance race at Le Mans with zero points, but will be buoyed by their excellent performance at the track in 2017 that saw them battle with GMT94 for the entire race before finishing in second, less than 20 seconds behind after 24 hours of racing.
  4. The GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team are looking to return to winning ways in Assen at Round 4 of the 2018 FIM Supersport World Championship this weekend, just one week after Lucas Mahias took the outright lead in the standings at Motorland Aragon. The reigning WorldSSP Champion crossed the line in fourth-place at the last round, missing out on the podium for the first time this season, and is looking to come out fighting at the TT Circuit Assen. His teammate Federico Caricasulo has had a great start to 2018, recording two podiums in the last two races. He currently sits fourth in the Championship standings, just nine points behind his teammate, and after fighting for the victory in Aragon before securing second, the young Italian is hoping to be battling at the front once more in Assen. European Supersport Cup rider Alfonso Coppola is looking to bounce back from an unlucky DNF in during the race in Aragon and build on the potential he displayed on his debut.
  5. The five Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge riders fought valiantly throughout the opening round of the 2018 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship despite being denied a level playing field due to the FIM and Dorna - the series organiser - not being able to balance out the performance levels of the different manufacturers on the grid. Despite this, the bLU cRU riders were still able to show good promise with Galang Hendra Pratama demonstrating sensational pace all weekend, before finishing the race in 16th. Luca Bernardi fought hard in Sunday's race to greet the chequered flag in  19th, with Dutch riders Dennis Koopman and Joep Overbeeke crossing the line 23rd & 25th respectively, while Hugo de Cancellis from France showed good promise before, unfortunately, being declared unfit to race on Sunday due to a stomach virus.