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Feb 15, 2019
Cradle CFD proud supporter of Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP, unveiled for 2019

4th of February, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP launched their 2019 Moto GP challenge, helped in part, by industry leading computation fluid dynamic (CFD) technology from Software Cradle, part of MSC Software, and Hexagon Company

Tokyo, Japan (February 4th, 2019) – From Jakarta (Indonesia), Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP unveiled the latest in cutting edge racing technology with the introduction of their 2019 YZR-M1 machine. With the help of Cradle CFD software it’s getting off to a great start. Could 2019 be the year for Yamaha?

As Official Sponsor of Yamaha’s Factory MotoGP Team throughout the 2018, 2019 and 2020 FIM MotoGP World Championships, the Cradle team have worked hard to help ensure that the team got off to the best start possible.

Showing some of the same competitive mindset and commitment to ‘problem solving’ as the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team, Cradle’s industry leading software, and support team has been a good match. As a result Cradle software has been utilized in a variety of applications affecting overall aerodynamics, engine performance, radiator cooling, and electrical performance. Cradle has played a significant role improving the overall performances of the Yamaha YZR-M1, taking into account the motorcycle itself, and its world leading riders. In the super competitive world of MotoGP it takes teamwork to produce winning results. With some of the latest, industry leading CFD software, the team has been able to simulate more design iterations, faster, than ever before. Cradle is proud to support the engineers and team that contribute enabling the dynamic duo of Valentino Rossi, Maverick Viñales to continue their impressive success. 2019 is an important year for Yamaha and it’s off to a great start.

The Software Cradle team are pulling for the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team and wish them the best for 2019!

Cradle CFD - Setting the standard for computational fluid dynamics at Yamaha

Cradle CFD’s usage at Monster Energy Yamaha Moto GP is the highlight of a broader, strategic, partnership fostered between Yamaha & Cradle. Over 20 years Cradle has grown to provide some unique design insight, enabling Yamaha to drive significant innovation across its operations. As such Cradle CFD now sets the standard for CFD at Yamaha, helping Yamaha become. As result, in addition to some of the world’s most exciting motorcycles, Cradle is also a key component across Yamaha’s innovation processes.

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About the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team


In 2019, Yamaha’s long-term global alliance partner Monster Energy Company became the title sponsor of Yamaha’s Factory MotoGP team. Besides sponsoring multiple Yamaha teams and riders (including Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales) in various classes, the beverage company has been an Official Sponsor to the Yamaha Factory MotoGP Team since 2013. The shared heritage and racing passion are represented in the new Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team livery. The 2019 design is a perfect blend between ‘Yamaha Racing blue’ and the instantly recognisable Monster Energy claw branding.

- Official press release available at Yamaha MotoGP website

About Software Cradle

Software Cradle is one of the five original CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) companies being founded in 1984 in Japan and joined to MSC Software Corporation group in 2016. It is recognized to be one of the technology leaders in CFD with its scFLOW, scSTREAM and SC/Tetra suite of software products. In blind and open benchmarks, its products have been proven to be both fast and accurate in the CFD space with speed ups of up to x4 versus traditional CFD codes. With expertise spanning all industry sectors and market-leading co-simulation capabilities when coupled with other computer-aided engineering packages, Software Cradle and MSC Software products allow users to design and develop products fast and accurately, yielding significant productivity speedups, time-to-market improvements and returns on investment.

Software Cradle and MSC Software are part of Hexagon (, a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.


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