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BSB: Yamaha to celebrate 20 years of R1 at Brands BSB

Published: 18 July 2018

Yamaha UK will celebrate the 20th anniversary milestone of the YZF-R1 on the weekend of the Bennetts British Superbikes Brands Hatch round (20/21/22 July).

The weekend will feature various appearances from past and present celebrities to appeal to all generations and will have an eye-catching display of many R1 race and road machines for you to admire, including Valentino Rossi's 2018 M1 MotoGP bike. Tommy Hill, Niall Mackenzie and Steve Plater are all confirmed as attending. 

Valentino Rossi's 2018 factory Yamaha MotoGP bike will be in attendance

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The McAMS Yamaha team of 2015 champion Josh Brookes and ex Moto2 rider Tarran Mackenzie will also line up on the British Superbike grid with special 20th anniversary livery to mark the occasion.

BSB McAMS Yamaha in special livery

Unfortunately, special R1 owner tickets are no longer available, but general ticket holders can still watch the parade lap and visit the on-site Yamaha area featuring displays of iconic bikes, past and present.

The full list of bikes

  • 1998Yamaha YZF-R1 Red/White
  • 2004 Virgin Plater BSB
  • 2006 Nori Haga WSB
  • 2009 Ben Spies WSB
  • 2015 Milwaukee Brookes BSB
  • 2018 Pata Lowes WSB
  • 2018 GYTR Yamaha R1
  • 2018 20th Anniversary Special Livery R1
  • 2018 YZF-R1 – new model
  • 2018 YZF-R1M – new model
  • 2018 Rossi M1 – MotoGP bike

Adam Kelly from Yamaha UK said “The YZF-R1 was a giant leap in innovation upon its arrival 20 years ago and has enjoyed great success since, keeping it at the forefront of the Supersport market. What better way to enjoy this success by inviting our customers to Brand Hatch race circuit where we can celebrate the 20thAnniversary of this iconic Supersport motorcycle.”

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