GMT94 and YART official Yamaha teams
GMT94 and Monster Energy YART are the two official Yamaha teams with the brand-new R1 bike. They are both favourite in victory.
The teams will field a brand-new R1 at Le Mans this year. The drivers have been very pleased with the performance of the new machine so far, which is said to be easy to ride, at least 15 kilograms lighter than its predecessor and resembling a MotoGP bike in appearance.
The GMT94 Yamaha team starts the season as reigning world champion with the same riders as last year: Spain’s David Checa and Frenchmen Kenny Foray and Mathieu Ginès.
World champion and winner of the 24 Heures Motos in Le Mans in 2009 the Monster Energy Yamaha YART is racing with new riders this year. Spaniard Ivan Silva, German Max Neukirchner and South African Sheridan Morais will try to place again the YART on the top of the podium.