On track things are just as impressive for Yamaha Racing with the team winning the previous two rounds with Wayne Maxwell and Cru Halliday behind the handlebars. The current point standings have Wayne Maxwell in second place, Halliday third and Allerton fourth and with more gains found at recent test sessions, the team are expecting another successful weekend.
The new R1 machine has proven to be a very good race bike right from the get go and as the team and the riders learn more about the bike and gain valuable race time, the results show the progress being made. After showing incredible speed at round one, that speed translated to a round win at round two and backed up with another round win at round three.
‰ÛÏLike any new bike, it takes some time for the riders to get a handle on it and also for the team to understand what changes need to be made to suit the circuit and the rider on board,‰Û