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Yamaha to run stunning 60th anniversary livery at Oulton BSB

The BSB championship will include a dash of retro style this weekend, as the McAMS team run stylish livery plus historic GP display and track demo

Yamaha BSB-60th-anniversary

YESTERDAY Yamaha pulled the covers off one of its most iconic colour schemes to date in the form of its 60th GP Anniversary red and white ‘speed block design.

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Confirmed as an official colour for the R125, R3, R7, and R1, the design pays homage to the original team colours way back in 1961 when Yamaha first entered the world of motorcycle grand prix racing.

To celebrate this, Yamaha is going to be running the special livery at this weekend’s Oulton Park BSB event, with the McAMS Yamaha British Superbike team applying the classy looking design to its R1M superbikes ridden by Jason O’Halloran and Tarran Mckenzie.

On top of that, an exotic array of machines will be available to view on Yamaha’s stand opposite the Chequers café, with more on display outside the McAMS Yamaha hospitality suite, and a number of Yamaha icons will take to the track in a specially organised parade lap on both Saturday and Sunday.

Led by three-time British Champion and former Yamaha Grand Prix racer Niall Mackenzie, a selection of former racers will display the bikes on track including James Whitham, John McGuinness, Alan Carter, Ian Simpson and more.

The parades will take place at 15:55 on Saturday and 13:45 on Sunday.

Yamaha 60 Years of World Grand Prix Display, Full Line Up:

  • 1970 TD2 B
  • 1973 TZ750 A
  • 1978 TZ750 E (x3)
  • 1979 TZ350 F
  • 1980 TZ250 G
  • 1980 TZ350 G
  • 1983 TZ250 K (Alan Carter’s 1983 French GP winning bike)
  • 1986 TZ250 S
  • 1989 TZ250 (Kevin Mitchell’s North West 200 winning bike)
  • 1999 TZ250
  • 1994 TZ250 4DP
  • 2000 TZ250 5KE
  • 2006 TZ250 5KE4