News 11 Dec 2014

Yamaha makes World Enduro return official

Factory to enter a pair of WR250Fs with Team Yamaha Miglio.

Source: Yamaha.

Source: Yamaha.

Team Yamaha Miglio and Yamaha Motor Europe are ready to return to the FIM Enduro World Championship, entering two fully-supported WR250Fs into the 2015 series.

Yamaha will officially be represented by riders Cristobal Guerrero and Gianluca Martini, the team led by team manager Massimo Migliorati.

The team has already started its testing and development program of the new WR250F, with further testing scheduled throughout December and January. In mid-January the team will conduct an official four-day test in Spain, well ahead of the season start.

“It gives me great satisfaction to be working with Yamaha Motor Europe,” Migliorati said. “I’m very grateful to them for their support and vision. They have given their confidence in this program, so we’ll be working hard to deliver the best possible results.

“Winning will be challenging, but not impossible. Cristobal will play an important part in our plans for 2015 while Gianluca will gain valuable experience and grow as a rider. Both riders, together with our technical partners, ensure that we have a great opportunity to do well in 2015 and beyond.”

The first two rounds of the 2015 EWC series will be held in Brazil and Chile before the championship heads back to Europe for the six remaining rounds in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Belgium and France.