The radical changes in search of a Yamaha revival

The radical changes in search of a Yamaha revival

After two years of dismal form and Valentino Rossi's public call for changes, Yamaha has finally reacted with a wide-ranging overhaul. But will those return the manufacturer to its title-winning days?

New colours, new sponsor, new bosses, new test team, new faces in both sides of the garage - it's clear that after two difficult years in MotoGP, change is in the air at Yamaha.

Yamaha has been humbled not only by old rival Honda in recent seasons, but also by Ducati, and it slipped to third in the manufacturers' standings last year for the first time since 2007.

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