A pair of Yamahas
The Moto GP world was surprised when hearing the news that three times world champion Valentino Rossi was moving from Honda to Yamaha for the 2004 season. Yamaha had developed their 2003 machine and were ready to take over the crown from Honda. Yamaha supplied two teams with a pair of bikes each. The blue one
, sponsored by French tobacco firm Gauloise, had Rossi and N. Abe, while the red and silver machines
, sponsored by Spanish cigarettes Fortuna, fielded Spanish riders Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri. Yamaha won the manufacturers’ championship, and Rossi went on to gain his fourth riders’ crown.
These two kits are (again) from Tamiya’s 1/12 series, and as long as you follow the instructions, shouldn’t give you any problems, and are supplied with superb Cartograf decals. I followed the colour calls from Tamiya, and photographed them on my kitchen worktop. I rather like them without the cowlings
Hope you like them.
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