Yamaha take's World Endurance title

Yamaha take final World Endurance victory and claim the Manufacturer's Title The Yamaha Austria Racing Team took yet another race win last weekend at the 8h of Doha, Qatar for the final round of the 2009 FIM World Endurance Championship. The...

Yamaha take final World Endurance victory and claim the Manufacturer's Title

The Yamaha Austria Racing Team took yet another race win last weekend at the 8h of Doha, Qatar for the final round of the 2009 FIM World Endurance Championship.

The impressive ride to victory by YART riders Igor Jerman, Steve Martin and Gwen Giabbani, who led the entire race from the first lap, gave Yamaha enough points to claim the 2009 FIM World Endurance Manufacturer title. The Team had already sealed the championship title at the previous round in September but kept the pressure on for the final race to take a clean sweep for Yamaha to add to their already impressive list of world championship title wins this year.

"We had some problems at the Bol d'Or round and Suzuki passed us in the manufacturer's championship standings," said YART Team Manager Mandy Kainz. "So we came here to Qatar to win. The race was perfect, there were no mistakes and it was a good weekend for us, as it was usually over the year! We also wanted to finish on the podium on Sunday, it was the best way to finish the year."

-credit: yamaha

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Series Other bike
Drivers Steve Martin , Gwen Giabbani , Igor Jerman