Minichamps MIN122016310 2001 Yamaha YZR 500 Team Antena 3 500CC MotoGP Bike - Jose-Luis Cardoso (1:12 Scale)
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The Yamaha YZR 500 is equipped with a "Deltabox" aluminum frame, that weighs in at 131 kg. It is powered by a water-cooled four cylinder, two-stroke engine equipped with the "Yamaha Power Valve System" (Y.P.V.S.). This system allows for shorter outlet valve times and provides good torque even at low revolutions. Power output is quoted at approximately 180hp @ 12,500 rpm.
This particular 1:12 scale replica of a 2001 Yamaha Team Antena 3 D'Antin 500CC bike was driven by Jose Luis Cardoso. Features a working suspension, removable fairing, and highly detailed components. Also includes a detachable kickstand. Sold Out!
Length: 7 inches
Height: 3.50 inches
Release Date: 2003
Historical Account: "The Spaniard" - Born on February 2nd, 1975, in Seville, Spain, Jose Luis Cardoso is a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. During the 2006 season, he rode for the Pramac d'Antin Ducati squad, his second time with this team.
His first success was victory in the 1990 Andalucian 125cc championship, before moving up to the national championship a year later. In 1993 he won the Spanish 125cc title, as well as the Andalucian 250cc series, and made his 125cc World Championship debut in his home round. He combined world and Spanish 250cc racing over the next two seasons, finishing as runner-up in his domestic series in 1995.
Cardoso concentrated on international racing for the first time in 1996, but did not match his 16th overall in the world series over the next two seasons. He doubled up successfully in 1998, winning the Spanish 250cc title and finishing 11th in the international level.