Yakhnich Motorsport announces its partnership with Pramac Racing
Yakhnich Motorsport is proud to introduce a new partnership together with Russian Motorcycle Federation and the Government of the Russian Federation and presents a unique Russian-Italian project aiming for the further development of motorsport in Russia - "OCTO PRAMAC YAKHNICH".
Octo Pramac Yakhnich wants to be a shining example of international industrial cooperation which will contribute in Russia to the development of ideas of motorsport, sporting values and high technology, as well as reconciliation and unification of the country and the people.
Yakhnich Motorsport is most recognizable brand of motoracing in Russia as it is engaged in investment projects in the Russian Federation, with more than 8 years investing in the development of motorsport in Russia.
Yakhnich Motorsport promoted and organised first two Russian Rounds of World Superbike on the Moscow Raceway circuit in 2012-2013.
Yakhnich Motorsport became World Supersport Champion in 2013 season of WSBK with talented British rider Sam Lowes. Supersport rider Vladimir Leonov, was the first Russian rider, who got few podiums in World Superbike championship in 2013. Yakhnich Motorsport is a founder and organiser of FIM-Europe Cups: Cup of Nations and Cup of Governor of Moscow Region. At this moment Yakhnich Motorsport is also the official marketing partner of Motorcycle Federation of Russia.
Pramac celebrates 15 years at the MotoGP starting line. The celebration is taking place at Pramac’s headquarters in Casole d’Elsa, Siena, where it all began in 2002. After having experienced Formula One, Pramac turned towards the two-wheeled world and entrusted the rider Tetsuya Harada with the Honda NSR 500.
The first major success for the team came in 2003 when Makoto Tamada won third place at the Brazilian Grand Prix, and the following season brought Pramac Racing and Bridgestone to the highest spot on the podium of the historic Japanese GP.
In 2005, Pramac Racing signed an agreement with Ducati, and in 2007 Alex Barros won third place at Mugello. The hero of the 2008 season was Toni Elias, who won two consecutive podiums, the first at Brno (second place) then at Misano (third place).
Last season, Danilo Petrucci was chosen to substitute Andrea Iannone, Pramac MotoGP Ambassador, who was called from the house of Borgo Panigale after a great season with Octo Pramac Racing. Petrucci was the rider who brought the Pramac Racing team to the podium by winning second place at the Octo British Silverstone GP.