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2007 Yamaha 150 MotoGP Wins Photo Gallery

When Valentino Rossi took the checkers at Assen it marked the 150th time a Yamaha has graced the top of the Grand Prix podium in the premier class. Take a look at the past winners. Check out the full story in Yamaha Celebrates 150 GP Wins.

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1974-75 Yamaha YZR500 - OW3 GP machine.
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Although Rossi has already scored more career victories for Yamaha, Kenny Roberts made the marque a GP powerhouse when he scored three consecutive 500cc championships from 1978-1980.
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Valentino Rossi's recent win at Assen made it 150 for Yamaha in the premier class, with The Doctor just the best of a legendary list of riders to take wins for the Japanese manufacturer.
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Aboard the 1978 YZR500 (OW35K) Kenny Roberts began a three-year reign as the unquestioned king of GP.
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1980 Yamaha YZR500 - OW48 GP machine.
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1980 Yamaha YZR500 - OW48 GP machine.
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1981 Yamaha YZR500 - OW54 GP machine.
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1982 Yamaha YZR500 - OW60 GP machine.
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1983 Yamaha YZR500 - OW70 GP machine.
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1984 Yamaha YZR500 - OW76 GP machine.
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Steady Eddie Lawson was a terror on the YZR500 - OW81, claiming 10 of his 26 career wins for Yamaha aboard the machine, which he rode during 1985 and 1986.
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1987 Yamaha YZR500 - OW86 GP machine.
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1988 Yamaha YZR500 - OW98 GP machine.
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1989 Yamaha YZR500 - OWA6 GP machine.
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1990 Yamaha YZR500 - OWC1 GP machine.
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Armed with the YZR500 (OWC2) Wayne Rainey took his first 500cc title and the Californian followed it up with a second crown in 1991 aboard the (OWD3 - above).
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1992 Yamaha YZR500 - OWE0 GP machine.
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1993 Yamaha YZR500 - OWF2 GP machine.
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From 1994-1995 Luca Cadalora scored four wins with the YZR500 (OWF9).
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1996 Yamaha YZR500 - OWL1 GP machine.
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1997 Yamaha YZR500 - OWH0 GP machine.
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1998 Yamaha YZR500 - OWK1 GP machine.
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Max Biaggi never managed to best Rossi for a title with the Yamaha, but The Emperor scored eight career wins with the YZR500 as the 2-stroke era ground to a halt.
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2001 Yamaha YZR500 - OWL6 GP machine.
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2002 Yamaha YZR500 - OWL9 GP machine.
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The MotoGP class has been the personal playground on Valentino Rossi, who took his winning ways with him when he left Honda in 2004 to campaign aboard the YZR-M1.
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An inside look at Rossi's YZR-M1.
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Rossi's 800cc Fiat Yamaha YZR-M1.
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King Kenny was unstoppable from 1978-1980 when he took his YZR500 to the 500cc crown.
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The MotoGP class has been the personal playground of Valentino Rossi, who took his winning ways with him when he left Honda in 2004 to campaign aboard the YZR-M1