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  2007 Yamaha YZR-M1 Team Yamaha MotoGP Bike - Valentino Rossi, Australian GP (1:12 Scale)
2007 Yamaha YZR-M1 Team Yamaha MotoGP Bike - Valentino Rossi, Australian GP

Minichamps 2007 Yamaha YZR-M1 Team Yamaha MotoGP Bike - Valentino Rossi, Australian GP




 
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Minichamps MIN122073196 2007 Yamaha YZR-M1 Team Yamaha MotoGP Bike - Valentino Rossi, Australian GP (1:12 Scale) "I'm lucky because I don't feel too much pressure - it's only in the last hour before the race, and even then it's good, positive pressure."
- Valentino Rossi, 5-Time World Champion Moto Bike Racer

Yamaha's YZR-M1 came to the track in 2002, with Max Biaggi who had arrived from Honda onboard. The YZR-M1 was thought to be the complete package, and able to take Yamaha back to winning races.

However, it was found to have a combination of problems which made it very difficult to ride. Firstly the chassis was described by Biaggi as "evil" that chattered often, and a harsh 2-stroke like power delivery. In two seasons it achieved 2 wins - ironically, both in the wet where it was said to be even more diabolical. In the 2003 season Biaggi became almost nonchalant and open rather than discrete on his comments of how bad and useless the bike was, and if only he could be on a Honda, how everything could be okay.

Pictured here is a 1:12 scale replica of a 2007 Yamaha YZR-M1 Team Yamaha MotoGP bike that was driven by Valentino Rossi during the Australian GP. Also includes a removable fairing and detachable kickstand. Only 10,999 pieces produced. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 7 inches
Height: 3.50 inches

Release Date: March 2009

Historical Account: "The Doctor Is In" - Born on February 16th, 1979, Valentino Rossi is an Italian professional motorcycle racer and multiple MotoGP World Champion. He is widely considered one of the best motorcycle racers of all time.

Following his father, Graziano Rossi, Rossi started racing in Grand Prix in 1996 for Aprilia in the 125cc category and won his first World Championship the following year. From there, he moved up to the 250cc category, again with Aprilia, and won the World Championship in 1999.

He won the 500cc World Championship with Honda in 2001, the MotoGP World Championships (also with Honda) in 2002 and 2003, and continued his streak of back-to-back championships by winning the 2004 and 2005 MotoGP World Championship after leaving Honda to join Yamaha.

He is the reigning World Champion and won his seventh World Championship (5th consecutive) in the 2005 MotoGP series. At the end of the 2005 season, Valentino Rossi holds 79 Grand Prix victories which makes him the most successful rider of the Grand Prix series, surpassing legendary rider Giacomo Agostini.

Features
  • Diecast metal construction
  • Rubber tires
  • Highly detailed engine and parts
  • Only 10,999 pieces produced

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