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Yamaha Press Release: Movistar Livery Launched At Season Opener

Yamaha today took the wraps off their 2014 livery, unveiling their Movistar sponsorship for the first time. They issued the following press release, with photos of the new bike:


Movistar Yamaha MotoGP take the covers off to Kick Start the 2014 season

Losail Circuit (Qatar), 19th March 2014

Yamaha To Run Special Red-And-White Anniversary Livery At Assen And Laguna Seca

One of the advantages of not having a title sponsor is the freedom to use special liveries on your motorcycle as and when you see fit. Throughout the preseason, while Yamaha haggled over potential title sponsorship deals with companies such as Telefonica, Petronas and AirAsia, in the back of their minds, the Japanese factory knew that if they failed to secure a title sponsor, they would be able instead to use the season - and Jorge Lorenzo's #1 plate - to promote their own brand in their 50th anniversary year in world championship motorcycle racing.

Yamaha Unveil 2011 MotoGP Livery - No Title Sponsor Here, Either

At a hot and humid Sepang circuit, on the eve of the second Sepang test, Yamaha unveiled the official color scheme for the 2011 MotoGP season, and as expected, the bikes will be carrying Yamaha corporate colors, with no sign of a title sponsor. Yamaha's factory team had been linked to deals with Malaysian budget airline Air Asia and petroleum giant Petronas, but though Petronas is continuing as a subsponsor, they have not expanded their role to take on the role of title sponsor.

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