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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP welcome Gilles Tooling as a new official sponsor

The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team is delighted to announce a sponsorship agreement with Gilles Tooling. The agreement sees the premium motorcycle accessories manufacturer become an Official Sponsor of Movistar Yamaha and results in the Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP bikes of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo carrying the Gilles Tooling logo for at least three years.

Nine-time World Champion Rossi and four-time World Champion Lorenzo are preparing for their most competitive season yet. Having successfully completed two IRTA Official Sepang Tests in February, the team will now head to Qatar for a final three-day test and the first round of the season under the floodlights on 29th March.

Gilles Tooling was founded in 2000 in Germany by Gerhard Gilles. Inspired by racing, he came up with a pioneering innovation: rearsets that can be adjusted to the riders’ needs. His innovative idea boomed on the market and opened the field for multiple highly innovative products.

Gilles Tooling has since moved to Luxemburg and became a household name for several racing teams in IDM, Superbike World Championship, Moto2 and other racing series, that in turn form the main source of information for the motorcycle accessories company. This racing knowledge trickles down into the road products and often initiates innovative new product developments for supersport bikes and other models such as naked, adventure and supermoto.

Lin Jarvis Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Racing
“I am very happy to welcome on board Gilles Tooling as Official Sponsor of our MotoGP program. Gilles Tooling is an important business partner of the Yamaha Motor Group and they are renowned for their high quality and high performance accessories used by sporting motorcycle enthusiasts on and off the track. The three year program will allow us to build a strong collaboration together as Gilles Tooling continue to grow their brand and expand their business around the world.”

Gerhard Gilles Founder and Owner, Gilles Tooling
“We’re very pleased to be able to act as Official Sponsor for the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team. A lot of prestige is associated with the team and we want to have that prestige associated with our brand too. Since we’re also partner for the development and production of genuine Yamaha Motor accessories and Yamaha Racing special parts, which are being used on all factory supported Yamaha R1 and R1M Superbikes, we feel like this sponsorship deal is a consistent next step that strengthens our already tight connection and relationship to Yamaha Motor. Furthermore MotoGP is the most recognized motorcycle racing series worldwide. Through MotoGP we expect a much higher brand awareness worldwide.”

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