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French Team 3ART-Yam74 Has Strong 2012 Debut at Circuit de Ledenon

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Overall Yann Cancade and the entire team were pleased with their season debut.
Overall Yann Cancade and the entire team were pleased with their season debut.
Circuit de Ledenon, or Ledenon Raceway, is by far one of the most winding, hilliest, and most technical circuits in all of France. It's an incredibly challenging course demanding full attention at all times and averages roughly 38 gear changes per lap. It is also the only circuit in France that runs clockwise. It was here that the French Promosport Cup opened their 2012 season last weekend, and making the course even more challenging was the constant down pouring of rain and unnerving gusts of powerful wind.
French Team 3ART-Yam74 had a strong opening race at Circuit de Ledenon.
French Team 3ART-Yam74 had a strong opening race at Circuit de Ledenon.


Team 3ART is a creative designation referring to the three "A's" in Yamaha, with the "R" representing "Racing" and "T" for team. Two of the team's accomplished riders, Mathieu Charpin and Yann Cancade, overcame more than just bad weather to post points and open strong at Ledenon.

"The Yamaha has a lower level of power in regards to the others bikes," said team spokesperson Marc Lamure, "and nevertheless we have to show that it's possible to obtain some good results with it."
Despite racing on bikes they feel are unpowered compared to the other brands, Team 3ART feels they can make up for it with riding skills.
Despite racing on bikes they feel are unpowered compared to the other brands, Team 3ART feels they can make up for it with riding skills.


This is precisely what the K&N sponsored team did, on Sunday with unsettling crosswinds standing riders up or blowing them over, Mathieu managed to find his rhythm lap after lap putting together an excellent race. Despite having less power, Mathieu confirmed the potential of the Yamaha R1 by finishing in a very strong 5th place overall, collecting 12 points towards the overall standings.

Although showing moments of brilliance, Yann faced some additional race challenges, as he went down early on the rain slink track while braking hard setting up for a turn during qualifing. Yann started at the very back of the pack, yet moved past 20 riders to finish 25th. "Our goal is to be in the top-5 and to be competitive for the year long battle with the other brand bikes," added Lamure."

The next race for Team 3ART-Yam74 is Rendez-vous at Croix-en Ternois, on the 12th and 13th of May.

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