WSB: Sterilgarda joins forces with Yamaha

Italian food brand to sponsor factory-backed WSB team of Ben Spies and Tom Sykes

THIS MIGHT not be the best news for Sterilgarda-backed WSB Brit Shane Byrne, but Italian food brand Sterilgarda has joined up to sponsor the Yamaha World Superbike team for selected races of the 2009 championship season. Starting with the upcoming Monza race this weekend, the Sterilgarda brand will feature on the bikes and leathers of both Ben Spies and Tom Sykes.

"We are really happy to be able to link our brand with The Yamaha World Superbike Team," said Nando Sarzi, the owner of Sterilgarda Alimenti. "We're really excited to be able share the racing emotions and success with the team, starting with Monza this weekend, the home race for both the team and our company. Professionalism and quality are two common, shared elements that drive both Sterilgarda and Yamaha in the search for great success."

"It's fantastic to have Sterilgarda onboard," said Laurens Klein Koerkamp, Manager, Yamaha Motor Europe Racing Division. "It's very positive to have such a well known brand in the paddock recognize how successful the Yamaha World Superbike Team is and want to be part of it. We're looking forward to working together and this being the start of a long term relationship."