Minichamps MIN122026308 2002 Yamaha YZR 500 GP Team Red Bull MotoGP Bike - Garry McCoy (1:12 Scale)
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- The Motor Pool
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.
Pictured here is a 1:12 scale replica of a 2002 Yamaha Team Red Bull YZR 500 GP bike driven by Garry McCoy. 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: 2004
Historical Account: "The Slide King" - Born on April 18th, 1972, in Sydney, Australia, Garry McCoy is a professional motorcycle racer. He has won races in the 125 cc and 500 cc World Championships, as well as in the Superbike World Championship. He is noted for his oversteering style of riding, earning him the nickname "The Slide King",
McCoy was born in Sydney. He raced in his first 125 cc world championship races in 1992, only four months after his first road race of any kind. He entered the full season the year after, though he missed races through injury in both 1993 and 1994. He won the 1995 Malaysian Grand Prix and the 1996 Australian Grand Prix as well as 7 other top-3 finishes and one pole position. In 1996 he signed to privateer Team Bramich and rode a 748s Ducati. It was a great year for McCoy as he learnt from team director, Don Bramich, the fundamentals for managing a successful team.
In 1998 he raced in 500 cc for the first time, with a Shell Advance Honda. He scored points in six of the nine races he started before a broken ankle ended his season. He was out of a ride at the start of 1999, and considered returning to cabinet-making, but he joined WCM mid-season, and finished third at Valencia, though his best result elsewhere was seventh.
2000 was a breakout season for Garry with WCM, as he opened the year with a shock win at Welkom in South Africa. He had been the only rider to get the 16'5-inch Michelin tyre working to full effect, with his sideways riding style and slight build ideally suited to it. There were 2 further wins that year, and 5th in the 500 championship. 2001 was ruined by a broken wrist sustained at Le Mans, and 2002 was not a huge success either, resulting in him joining Kawasaki's factory team. This was hugely disappointing; McCoy only scored points three times, and he and team-mates Andrew Pitt and Alex Hofmann rarely qualified in the top 15.