High five: Yamaha wrap up 2021 WorldSSP Manufacturers’ Championship

Tuesday, 28 September 2021 07:48 GMT

The Japanese manufacturer has claimed every Manufacturers’ title since 2017 to make it five consecutive titles

After nine rounds of the 2021 FIM Supersport World Championship, the Manufacturers’ title has been decided in favour of Yamaha who have now made it five consecutive titles in WorldSSP after their latest success as they claimed their 17th victory in the 2021 campaign to wrap up this season’s title at the Motul Spanish Round with first place in the WorldSSP Race, meaning Yamaha have won every race to do in 2021.

Four different riders have claimed victory in WorldSSP onboard Yamaha this season with Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) taking ten, Steven Odendaal (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team) on four, Manuel Gonzalez (Yamaha ParkinGo Team) with two and Randy Krummenacher winning after a mid-season switch from EAB Racing Team to CM Racing.

Out of the 51 podium places available in 2021, 38 have gone to Yamaha riders including six podium lockouts for Yamaha this campaign: in Race 1 and Race 2  at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”, Race 2 at the Autodrom Most, Race 1 and Race 1 at the Circuito de Navarra and Race 1 at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours.

All of this has contributed to Yamaha claiming their fifth consecutive title having won titles in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and now 2021 with Yamaha now on nine titles in WorldSSP, just one behind class-leader Honda who are the only manufacturer to have ten titles. Yamaha already lead Honda in terms of race victories and podiums and now lie just one title behind Honda.

Yamaha also face two riders battling it out for the 2021 Riders’ Championship with Aegerter leading Odendaal by 62 points following the Spanish Round with both riders still in with a chance of claiming the title. It is also possible for Yamaha to claim a top-three lockout in the Championship with Gonzalez currently in fourth, just one point behind the top Kawasaki rider, Philipp Oettl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing).

"We are very proud of this important achievement, winning the Supersport title for a fifth time in a row really means a lot,” said Andrea Dosoli, Yamaha Motor Europe, Road Racing Manager. “For sure, it proves the competitiveness and reliability of our Yamaha R6, but even more the hard work done by our teams and riders. So, thanks to all of them for this fantastic result, as well as everyone at Yamaha who have worked so hard for this. We wish them good luck for the remaining races of the 2021 season."

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