What happens when Yamaha assembles 150 R1Ms into the garage at Silverstone? You have yourselves a £2,500,000 garage. That’s exactly what happened last August (yes, we know, apologies for the late upload) when the Yamaha Racing Experience rolled into the UK for what should have been the ultimate trackday.
VIPs, world championship racers, technical seminars, 150 R1Ms gracing our very own GP circuit and 44Teeth: Silverstone’s YRE event should have been a day to remember, although the good old British summertime scuppered plans somewhat. Still, it was an epic affair and a chance to understand the R1M’s complexities, chat to Alex Lowes and eat exemplary snacks.
On purchasing a brand-new R1M, Yamaha also dishes out a YRE event of your choosing; Mugello, Assen and a few other world-class GP tracks. The whole package adds up to well over a grand once you include hotels, booze and the onslaught of circuit-based activities.
As Sue Perkins Chris boards his easyJet flight to Portimao for the world press launch of the 2018 Yamaha R1M, expect updates on the subtle tweaks in the coming days. But, for now, enjoy the £2,500,000 garage from last season…