Yamaha Apology for Hill and Lawrence

Cypress California, June 12, 2008 –Yamaha Motor Corp. regrets the recent actions of Yamaha of Troy rider Jason Lawrence and Yamaha Factory Rider Josh Hill during the Freestone National in Wortham, Texas on June 9, 2008.

Yamaha’s Race Team has already implemented short term actions and is creating a long term plan to discourage these types of incidents in the future.

Josh Hill had this to say about this past weekend events, “I regret everything that happened off the track at the Freestone National. I embarrassed my family, myself and Yamaha. I hope I can turn this whole situation into a positive and look forward to the future”.