New Yamaha R1 in BSB-spec unveiled

Brookes and Parkes pull cover off Milwaukee Yamaha British Superbike Championship race bike

MILWAUKEE Yamaha's Josh Brookes and Broc Parkes have just unveiled the new Yamaha R1 they will race in the MCE British Superbike Championship this year.

The bike was unveiled at the Yamaha Motor Racing Headquarters in Italy but will make its official season debut at the opening round at Donington Park on April 4-6.

Team manager Mick Shanley commented: ‘It is a big honour for our team to be involved with the official Yamaha project for the new R1. It has been fantastic to be a part of this event and to have the launch hosted at the headquarters of Yamaha's MotoGP team shows how highly-regarded the new R1 is to the factory.

‘This has been a great opportunity for us to showcase our team and the MCE British Superbike Championship to an international audience ahead of our on-track debut,’

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