Yamaha is keeping up the good work, but this time amongst the ladies.
A Yamaha press release reveals another champion win with the female German rider Nina Prinz winning the 2008 Road Racing Women’s European Championship.
Nina dominated the entire 2008 season riding her Yamaha YZF-R1 and at the last round of the championship last Sunday at the Spanish Albacete, she took her second consecutive championship win.
Yamaha Motor Europe Racing Division Manager Laurens Klein Koerkamp said about the victory: “This is a well earned victory for Nina Prinz and the Yamaha Motor Germany Team.
Yamaha’s support of her racing career is a great example of the importance we place on having women involved in motorcycling.
We will continue to reach out to this sector of the market and nurture its development.
” Nina spoke exclusively for Twhowheelsblog: “I had lots of fun this year, my team was really professional and I felt very well on the bike and in the team.
This season started a bite like last year with two easy races to win and ended with a difficult race for me.
I made a mistake in choosing a wrong type of tyre Sunday and it wasn’t easy to finish because I was concentrating the whole time on the tyre.
“But this is racing and I really like it.
To win this championship was important for Yamaha as well for me and today I am happy with the final results.
I will take a break in having a small holiday and then when I come back home I can test the Yamaha from Haga after the Portugal round!”Nina Prinz was born on the 5th November 1982 and her favorite racetrack is the Mugello in Italy.
Her favorite rider is Michael Doohan.