Marl­boro ROC Yamaha

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When Luca Cadalora took this hy­brid to vic­tory in the 1993 Bri­tish GP at Don­ing­ton, it was for a sim­ple rea­son – gone was the toos­t­iff Yamaha chas­sis, re­placed by a French­built ROC one fit­ted with his YZR500 engine in­stead.

Strug­gling to have com­pet­i­tive ma­chines on the grid, Yamaha had re­leased a num­ber of satel­lite en­gines for chas­sis builders to build com­pet­i­tive ma­chines around to boost the field – but no one ex­pected their own fac­tory rider to make the switch as well!

Out with the Yamaha chas­sis, in with a French one and bingo!

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