Yamaha celebrates Pirovano: Unique at WSBK in Estoril

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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