Yamaha celebrates Pirovano: Unique at WSBK in Estoril

Yamaha R1 Fabrizio Pirovano

Yamaha R1 Fabrizio Pirovano

Yamaha R1 Fabrizio Pirovano

Yamaha R1 Fabrizio Pirovano

Yamaha R1 Fabrizio Pirovano

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Yamaha R1 Fabrizio Pirovano

Yamaha commemorates Fabrizio Pirovano as part of the 2020 Superbike World Championship in Estoril.

Yamaha R1 Fabrizio Pirovano

The Italian won the last Superbike World Championship round held in Estoril in 1993.

Yamaha R1 Fabrizio Pirovano

For this occasion, Yamaha launched an R1 in the Pirovano look.

Yamaha R1 Fabrizio Pirovano

After the race, the unique piece will be auctioned in an online auction for the benefit of a cancer foundation.

Yamaha R1 Fabrizio Pirovano

In 1993 Fabrizio Pirovano won in Estoril on his Yamaha YZF 750 SP with starting number 5.

Yamaha celebrates Pirovano

Unique item sold at the WSBK in Estoril

The World Superbike Championship returned to Estoril on the weekend of October 17-18, 2020. The last World Superbike race in Portugal was won by Fabrizio Pirovano 27 years ago on a Yamaha YZF 750 SP. Yamaha thinks back to it with a unique R1.

F.abrizio Pirovano was the winner of the World Championship Superbike race on the Circuito Estoril in 1993. Since then, the Superbike World Championship circus has not been a guest on the course in Portugal. Til today.

Unique item will be auctioned

Yamaha used the Portugal comeback to commemorate Pirovano’s victory. Especially for this occasion, the Japanese have wrapped a current Yamaha YZF-R1 in the look of the Pirovano racing machine. The fairing is wrapped in white, purple and blue – like the Yamaha YZF 750 SP from Pirovano. The one-off also proudly displays its start number – 5. Yamaha does not provide any information on further technical changes.


The driver for the lap of honor before the second Superbike race was ex-GP and ex-Superbike rider Alessandro Gramigni, a close friend of Pirovano, who died of cancer in June 2016.


After the race, the unique item was auctioned off in an online auction in favor of a cancer foundation. The auction started on October 22nd and ran until November 1st, 2020. After 24 bids, the auction result was 25,100 pounds – the equivalent of around 27,800 euros.

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