Monday, March 05, 2007

MotoGP: Yamaha Finally Announce Fiat Sponsorship

It has been the worst-kept secret in MotoGP, but Yamaha have finally confirmed that they will be sponsored by the Italian car manufacturer FIAT in the coming season.
The bikes of Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards will be painted in a blue and white colour scheme, pictures of which have been posted on the website.
Although it is unusual for a car company to sponsor motorcycle racing, FIAT do not currently have any major involvement in motorsport on the world stage, except as the parent company of Ferrari. FIAT have had some success in rallying in the past year, winning the European championship, and it is thought that they may enter the World Rally Championship in time for Valentino Rossi to drive for them when he quits MotoGP.

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