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About the project

In 2022 Yamaha Motor Europe launched the Yamaha Ténéré World Raid Team in partnership with Riders for Health, powered by Two Wheels for Life, to raise over €100,000 over the course of 3 years to help to replace a fleet of life-saving AG100 motorcycles for The Gambia and other essential support for the programme.

The new team participated in a special Rally program in 2022 to mark the start of a three-year partnership with Riders for Health, a title sponsor that Yamaha is proud to display on the Yamaha Ténéré World Raid Team bikes.

The project saw them contest the Tunisian Desert Challenge and the iconic Africa Eco Race 2022, from Monaco to the legendary finish in Dakar, Senegal.

The project aims to raise money for essential equipment and increase awareness of the tremendous work carried out by Riders for Health, supplying, managing and maintaining motorcycles for health-focused operations in Africa.  

Yamaha has a long and storied history racing in Africa, starting in 1979 with victory for Cyril Neveu in the first-ever running of the Paris Dakar Rally. Contesting the Africa Eco Race brings the brand full circle, returning them to the spiritual home of the Ténéré and confirming the new approach, which focuses on reconnecting Yamaha's Rally program with the genuine spirit of adventure and with products that customers can also enjoy.

Over the coming months in the lead up to the race we will launch some exciting fundraising activities.Funds raised will help replace a fleet of Yamaha motorcycles used by health professionals to reach communities with vital health services. We will also be funding all the parts, fuel, training and protective clothing needed to ensure they run safely and reliably.

Discovering your limits, together with new horizons and people along the route, while raising awareness for Riders for Health is the target of the Africa Eco Race challenge. 

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