Abe lands M1 for Phillip Island, Valencia

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It has been confirmed by the factory that Norick Abe will get a four-stroke M1 MotoGP machine from Yamaha to contest the final two rounds of the season.

Abe, the leading Yamaha two-stroke rider in the series had complained publicly that his Antena 3 team wasn’t given an M1, while the less-successful Gauloises Tech 3 Yamaha pairing of Shinya Nakano and Olivier Jacques had landed the new machines ahead of him.

Nakano and Jacques will make their four-stroke debuts this weekend at Sepang in the Malaysian Grand Prix, but Abe will have to wait until the penultimate round at Phillip Island in Australia for his chance.

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff