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Yamaha’s Illustrious History On The Mountain Course

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Yamaha has an illustrious history on the mountain course. The motorcycle manufacturer currently holds the second highest amount of wins at the Isle of Man TT with 223 wins to their credit.

Plus they have the record for most number of podium finishes which stands at 746 and they have the record for record number of finishes with a tally of 9452. Yamaha’s most recent TT victory happened in 2012 when Michael Dunlop R6 Yamaha mounted recorded supersport TT race 2 win.

In 2005 John McGuinness secured superbike and senior TT wins, currently John’s senior TT win in 2005 is the last time Yamaha have currently tasted victory to date in the blue riband TT race.

Although not been victorious in 1992 senior TT Carl Fogarty Yamaha mounted was involved in arguably one of the greatest TT races of all time as the Loctite Yamaha rider finished in second position only four seconds behind Steve Hislop. Yamaha are determined to get back near the front soon at the worlds most famous road race.

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For TT 2015 they are officially backing Mar Train racing who recently at TT 2014 achieved back to back fourth place finishes with Dean Harrison. Mar Train racing will be running at next years Isle of Man TT the brand new R1 Yamaha and expectations are high as to seeing what the highly rated new superbike will be capable of on the most famous road racing circuit in the world.

Yamaha in recent years on the mountain course in superbike, superstock and senior TT races have not had the best run of results, they are aiming to rectify this at TT 2015 as they aim to get back to the top at the worlds greatest road race.

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