Abarth is named official sponsor and car supplier to Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Abarth is named official sponsor and car supplier for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team for the FOURTH year running

The first of the 19 races in the MotoGP World Championship season - the premier class of motorcycle racing events held on road circuits sanctioned by FIM - will be held on 18th March in Losail, Qatar and end on 18th November in Valencia, Spain. With the companies brought together by their shared values of passion for sports and performance, two Yamaha YZR-M1 2018 bikes will carry the Scorpion logo again!

Luca Napolitano, Head of EMEA Fiat and Abarth Brand comments “For all of us, this relationship means a great deal more than any ordinary sponsorship. For Abarth and Yamaha, races are important to gain experience to be transferred to standard production, for ever-finer engineering and excellent quality. What's more, our two brands highly value teamwork and passion, both central to sport but also fundamental in everyday life and work. The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team's many successes over these years underline the strength of this partnership".

The latest model is the limited edition Abarth 695 XSR Yamaha with its grey livery and red finishes, extensive use of carbon fibre and Akrapovič Exhaust created from technological innovation.