Gilles renews Movistar Yamaha MotoGP sponsorship
Yamaha Motor Racing Srl has announced that Gilles Tooling has extended their official sponsorship agreement with the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team by a further three years, through to 2020. This year, their logo will be featured on Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales’s YZR-M1, positioned on the rear fender.
The partnership between Yamaha’s Factory Racing and Gilles began in 2015, with “both companies listing reliability and efficiency as core values”.
Announcing the deal Yamaha said: “Gilles’ strive for perfection comes from its founder Gerhard Gilles, who is a former motorcycle racer. His vision of combining passion for the sport with technical knowledge is what drives the company. With 17 years of experience in creating innovative and high-quality accessories for road motorcycles, Gilles Tooling is a big name in various road racing paddocks. Working with the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team in the MotoGP class, as well as other Yamaha road racing teams in other championships, helps them extend their knowledge, which is essential for further development”.
Lin Jarvis, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing said: “Gilles Tooling’s roots are in racing and they are specialised in developing and selling high performance components for sports motorcycles. Gilles Tooling works very closely with Yamaha Motor Europe and we have built a strong partnership in MotoGP since 2015. We are therefore very pleased to have them as our Official Sponsor for three further years, and we will continue exploring new possibilities together to keep developing the strong partnership between our two companies.”