YAMAHA TRY TO SIGN WAYNE GARDNER
Yamaha were desperate to sign flavour-of-themonth Wayne Gardner. The Honda rider had approaches from Giacomo Agostini, who was running a team backed by Marlboro’s millions. It wasn’t to be, although when questioned about future plans, Wayne predicted that rival Eddie Lawson would ride a Kenny Roberts Yamaha. He was right and it spawned one of the most potent partnerships of the 80s.