Cosworth to power World Yamaha Motocross GP team
By Cosworth | 12 Feb 2010
Cosworth, the world’s leading independent supplier of high performance race engines is pleased to announce that it will be the engine development partner for the World Yamaha Motocross GP team led by Steve Dixon. Cosworth has an outstanding pedigree in the realm of high performance engineering and a lengthy roll of honour in international motorsport stretching back to its first win 50 years ago.
Now Cosworth has harnessed the technology, innovation and state of the art manufacturing employed to create supreme motive power in Formula OneTM to deliver race-winning performance for the Yamaha YZ250F motocross bike.
With a new name for 2010 reflecting Cosworth’s role, the BikeIt Cosworth Yamaha team will employ custom components developed by Cosworth in its quest to secure the British and World MotoX Championship titles. Cosworth will employ its proprietary design and manufacturing techniques to deliver ultra high performance engine components including pistons, connecting rods and valve springs to create the optimal motocross race engine.
Jog Lall, General Manager & Director, Cosworth: "The BikeIt Cosworth Yamaha team will provide a great opportunity for us to demonstrate the power that Cosworth can deliver for motocross bikes. Cosworth has been involved in a number of powertrain projects for bike racing over the years but they have all been subject to strict confidentiality agreements. Our partnership in the BikeIt Cosworth Yamaha team will showcase how our unparalleled expertise in race engine development can offer class-leading power to our customers."
Steve Dixon, Team Principal, BikeIt Cosworth Yamaha: "Cosworth have a legendary reputation in racing, and so I'm thrilled to have them on board for 2010. Success in motocross requires the complete package of bike and rider and I'm confident that we will have an outstanding engine for the coming season. Add in the amazing talent of our riders, Zach Osbourne and Mel Pocock, and you can see why the whole BikeIt Cosworth Yamaha team is so excited about this year."
Cosworth in Motorsport
Cosworth develops high performance racing engines and vehicle electronics systems for motorsport applications. Cosworth's advanced powertrain and electronics technologies are used by champions in major race series around the World including; Formula OneTM, IndyCar Series, NASCAR, WRC and MotoGP.
About the Cosworth Group
The Cosworth Group of companies provides high performance technologies to a diverse range of global industries including aerospace, defense, automotive, marine, motorsport and energy generation. The Cosworth Group leverages its unique combination of advanced technologies, engineering expertise and globally recognized brand to deliver performance solutions.
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