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Movistar Yamaha claim MotoGP Team World Championship title
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MOVISTAR Yamaha have claimed the MotoGP Team World Championship title for the first time since 2010 as Lorenzo claims his sixth victory of the season at Aragon.
Movistar Yamaha’s eighth double podium of the season at Aragon meant they have earnt the MotoGP Team World Championship title with four rounds remaining.
Jorge Lorenzo’s 60th Grand Prix victory and his team-mate Valentino Rossi’s 209th premier class podium ensured that the Movistar Yamaha team clinched the title. It is the first time the Yamaha team have taken this title since 2010 ending Repsol Honda’s dominance over the last four seasons.
Speaking at Aragon, Yamaha Factory Racing's Team Director Massimo Meregalli said: “The team has worked very hard all season long and it had paid off, as Movistar Yamaha MotoGP is now the World Champion Team.
“I want to dedicate this title to all team members, who always put a lot of effort in finding solutions to bring us to a highly competitive level.
“I also want to dedicate this victory to Movistar, as we could not have given them a better gift than the Team World Championship title at their own title sponsored Grand Prix.”
Lorenzo has six victories to his name this season whilst Rossi has four meaning the Movistar Yamaha team have won 10 of the 14 races so for this season. The Yamaha M1 is becoming a force to be reckoned with once more whilst.
“I‘m very proud of the team and very proud of the work that everyone from Yamaha did in Japan. They worked on all aspects but especially on corner entry," explained Lorenzo.
"That was our main weakness over the previous years. This Team World Championship title, that we secured already four races before the end of the season, means a lot to us. It‘s been an unbelievable year from the results to the performance of the bike and we are very happy.”
Lorenzo’s team-mate Rossi added: “The Team World Title is a great achievement for everybody, because all the team, all the engineers were able to improve the M1 and gave us a great bike.”
There are only four rounds left of the 2015 MotoGP Championship and both Movistar Yamaha riders sit are in the top two in the Championship standings with Lorenzo only 14-points adrift of nine-time World Champion Rossi.
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