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NOVEMBER 3, 2005

Yamaha drops Gauloises branding

Following yesterday's statement by the World Health Organization about country's ignoring a European tobacco ban it is worth noting that Yamaha is to drop its Gauloises colour scheme at this weekend's MotoGP race in Valencia. The team has dressed this up as a way of commemorating Yamaha's 50th anniversary with a switch to the company's traditional red, white and black racing colour scheme. earlier this year the team ran in the yellow and black racing colours of the United States at the US MotoGP at Laguna Seca.