While the YZF-R1M races around the track, around the paddock and on the service roads of any MotoGP racetrack, you’re going to see more Nmax 125s.
Yamaha and Dorna Sports have recently signed a new agreement renewing Yamaha as the official scooter supplier to the FIM MotoGP World Championship. Yamaha first became the exclusive scooter supplier for MotoGP in 2005, and has since been the official scooter provider.
As part of the agreement, Yamaha will provide Dorna with a fleet of 25 Nmax 125 scooters. They were presented and put into service for the first time during the Grand Premio 888 de Portugal in Portimão. The scooters will be used throughout the 2021 season and beyond, serving as the MotoGP staff’s means of transportation during events.
"Yamaha has been the official supplier of scooters to Dorna Sports and the FIM MotoGP World Championship since 2005 and we’re proud that this partnership will continue in 2021,” said Paolo Pavesio, Director Marketing and Motorsport, Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. “Yamaha will provide a fleet of the updated NMAX 125, a scooter that, with excellent agility, easy stability, generous inbuilt storage capacity and its sporty Yamaha DNA, has been a bestseller in both Europe and Asia and is a perfect fit for the demands of the MotoGP paddock."
"We're very happy to continue our longstanding agreement with Yamaha and for them to remain on board as the official scooter supplier of the Championship,” said Pau Serracanta, Managing Director of Dorna Sports. “Yamaha supply quality, reliable scooters for Dorna staff to use in the MotoGP paddock and make the logistics of running the world's fastest motorcycle World Championship that much more efficient. I'm very much looking forward to riding one of the new fleet of NMAX scooters, as are all of our colleagues on site."
Yamaha is not the only vehicle supplier to the MotoGP series. BMW is also the official pace car and safety car of MotoGP, deploying a whole fleet for marshalling and safety duties at every GP round.