Yamaha signs new deal ahead of 2012 MotoGP season

The Yamaha MotoGP team has entered into a new sponsorship deal with Tokyo-headquartered JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation.

The partnership, which begins in conjunction with the team's pre-season test at Sepang on 31st January, sees JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation through its Eneos brand become an official sponsor of Yamaha Motor Racing.

It is yet to be seen whether Yamaha Motor Racing will incorporate Eneos' colours on the livery of its two bikes, piloted by 2010 MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo and team mate Ben Spies..