News 20 Jan 2023

Monster Energy and Yamaha Racing launch global livery

Supercross, Pro Motocross, MXGP and MotoGP teams align in 2023.

Image: Foremost Media.

A striking new global livery has been launched by Monster Energy and Yamaha Racing, which will span across its American Supercross and Pro Motocross team, in addition to the brands’ MXGP and MotoGP programs.

Breaking cover today at a global race team celebration in San Diego, the Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing and Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP YZs will sport that same new look as the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team’s YZR-M1.

Ahead of tomorrow’s San Diego round of Monster Energy Supercross, the worlds of Supercross, MotoGP and MXGP were brought together for the unveiling of the YZs. Riders on location included defending 450SX champion Eli Tomac, Dylan Ferrandis, former MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo and MXGP contender Jeremy Seewer.

“Monster Energy is all about winning and we’re enthused to enter the 2023 global racing season with Yamaha Racing,” explained Dave Gowland, Monster Energy VP motorsports marketing. “Monster Energy competes and excels in motor racing disciplines and championships the world over and when we go racing, we go to win.

“We couldn’t be happier than to enter the 2023 Monster Energy Supercross Championship with Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing, the MXGP World Championship with the Monster Energy Factory MXGP and MX2 teams and the MotoGP World Championship with the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team.

“Powering into 2023 with Yamaha and our collective new global livery for 2023 puts us in a position to fight for race wins and championships, and that’s exactly what we’re about. Bring on 2023. We’re here to win.”

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA motorsports marketing manager Steve Nessl added: “Monster Energy and Yamaha have a history of success here in the US and overseas. Together we have enjoyed multiple championships and race wins in Monster Energy AMA Supercross and AMA Pro Motocross, including three premier class titles over the past two years and eight 250-class titles.

“It’s truly a global collaboration between the two brands and we’re thrilled to celebrate our strengthened partnership with this exciting new livery that will be shared in MotoGP, MXGP and AMA Supercross and motocross championships.

“We look to keep building on our success and have already got the 2023 season off to a great start with Eli Tomac’s thrilling victory aboard the all-new YZ450F at Anaheim 1. I’d like to thank Monster Energy for their continued support and look forward to more race wins and championships in the future!”

Ready for battle, the new look features camouflage and blends Yamaha and Monster Energy’s colours with the addition of grey for a refreshed, younger look. Designed by renowned Italian designer Aldo Drudi, the new global livery symbolizes Monster Energy and Yamaha’s combined passion for motorsports and a strong relationship between the brands.