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Yamaha R1s for Whitham track school

Legendary ex-racer, commentator and all-round good guy Jamie Whitham has signed a deal with Yamaha to supply instructor bikes for his Track Training events for 2023. Held at circuits across the UK and Spain, the James Whitham Motorcycle Track Training school provides top-class rider coaching from a stable of massively experienced ex- and current racers.

Kicking off at Guadix in Spain in March, there are dates throughout the season at Anglesey, Knockhill, Mallory Park, Croft, Cadwell Park and Snetterton.

Whitham said, “I rode Yamahas for half of my racing career so it’s a brand that means a lot to me. Yamaha have always had a track and racing mindset and the R1 is the best bike for the job. It’s got the power and speed, but it’s so rider friendly and the electronics package is brilliant. You see so many R1s on track days and there’s a reason for that, so it’s great to be using them as the official instructor bike on our days.”

Jeff Turner, marketing manager at Yamaha Motor UK said: “James has a long history with Yamaha in his race career and has been a valuable ambassador for the brand ever since. His Track Training days provide an intimate and relaxed environment to get on track with small rider numbers and he hires some of the most experienced riders to offer expert tuition. We’re delighted to be teaming up with him and his team, with James Whitham Track Training joining an extensive catalogue of Yamaha Experiences.”


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