Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd has signed a one year deal with Japanese drive-train components manufacturer EXEDY Corporation, which will see the company become an Official Sponsor of the Fiat Yamaha Team. EXEDY Corporation will also supply all clutches and related parts for the M1s of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.
Statement from EXEDY Corporation:
EXEDY Corporation will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2010 and for those years it has been a comprehensive manufacturer of drive-train components such as manual clutches, torque converters, automatic transmissions and motorcycle clutches. EXEDY Corporation has 33 group companies in 15 countries and occupies a high share in both Japan and overseas.
EXEDY products are based on three core technologies of Friction, Vibration and Fluid dynamics, are highly appreciated by customers around the world and are applied to various kinds of vehicles such as motor cycles, passenger cars, heavy-duty trucks, agricultural tractors and industrial vehicles.
EXEDY Corporation also works extensively in the field of motor sports. From 2009, EXEDY Corporation will begin a night and day effort to win the MotoGP World Championship in cooperation with Yamaha Motor Co. by providing clutches with state-of-the-art technology to the Fiat Yamaha Team.