Press Release
(2005 FIM Road Racing World Championship)
YRC News
Yamaha compete in corporate racing colors in Valencia

Valencia, Spain

To commemorate Yamaha's 50th Anniversary and its extraordinarily successful year
in racing this season, Yamaha has decided to race the last round of the 2005
MotoGP World Championship in the company's traditional red, white and black
racing color scheme. This follows the Yamaha Factory Team's earlier showing of
the yellow and black traditional US racing colors in the US MotoGP round at
Laguna Seca.

As a result the YZR-M1 machines of Yamaha Factory Team riders Valentino Rossi
and Colin Edwards will sport the red, white and black colors as seen on many of
Yamaha's past factory racing bikes.

In fact in 1975, exactly 30 years ago, Yamaha won its first GP500 world
championship with Giacomo Agostini riding the then revolutionary two-stoke OW23
YZR500, also painted in Yamaha's corporate racing colors.

The team will present itself with the riders and bikes on Thursday, November 3
at 17.00 on the main straight for a photo call.

Yamaha has enjoyed probably the most successful year in racing ever, winning no
less the seven world titles across the MotoGP, MX1 and MX2 World Championships
in truly dominant style.

By racing in the traditional corporate racing colors Yamaha endeavors once more
to exceed expectations and touch people's hearts, making sure the 2005 racing
season will be remembered for a long time to come as Yamaha enters "the next 50".