Yamaha Motor Europe are excited to announce that they will again forge a strong association with one of the world’s leading energy drink brands – Monster Energy – for the rest of the 2015 FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship and then to a wider team agreement to cover three seasons from 2016 to 2018.
The deal will see MXGP series leader Romain Febvre and teammate Jeremy Van Horebeek wear the distinctive green ‘claw’ design on their helmets from the Grand Prix of the Netherlands as well as the final meetings in Mexico and the USA and with both athletes set to represent their countries at the Monster Energy Motocross of Nations at Ernee at the end of September.
For the campaign next year the bond between Yamaha and Monster Energy will become more comprehensive with Monster Energy to be again the title sponsor of MXGP factory team and a sponsor of other Yamaha’s MX official squads.
For Yamaha the union means the renewal of a partnership that ran from 2008-2013. The works Yamaha Factory Racing Yamalube team gave the Monster Energy black and green livery their first outing in Grand Prix in 2008 and it was the same year where David Philippaerts claimed the MXGP (then called ‘MX1’) title.
Yamaha and Monster Energy enjoyed Grand Prix success in both MXGP and MX2 categories and the refreshed contract synergy embellishes the link between the companies that is shared in other disciplines like MotoGP.