Yamaha MotoGP completes rare off-season activities

 yamaha-motogp-completes-rare-off-season-activities  Yamaha MotoGP Team and riders made two rare appearances in Asia most recently as part of their Motorcycle Grand Prix’s off-season activities. The first was a stop-over at the Auto Expo in New Delhi, India where 2010 Champion Jorge Lorenzo met with supporters and the media. Lorenzo also took time to visit the Budh International circuit, a potential newcomer to the MotoGP calendar in the not too distant future. The Budh circuit has begun hosting the Indian Formula One Grand Prix last year.

Lorenzo. later, got into his racing gear to demonstrate his racecraft on a Yamaha R15 at the Budh circuit. The Spaniard then met with selected R15 owners and the press. Next, Lorenzo arrived at Yamaha Motor Kenkana Indonesia to join team mate Ben Spies for a publicity visit. In addition, the trip, hosted by the Indonesian Yamaha distributors, also acknowledges Yamaha Motor Kenkana as the team’s main sponsor for the 2012 MotoGP campaign.
Both Yamaha riders made good use of the one day trip to the Indonesian capital Jakarta to meet potential racers of the future. They shared some of their valuable knowledge with up and coming racers in the Indonesian Yamaha R Series Cup as part of a unique Yamaha Coaching Clinic. During the Coaching Clinic, the riders gave tips on rider positioning, cornering and overtaking to the delighted local riders.
After the coaching session, Lorenzo went on to help Yamaha Motor Indonesia launch the new Yamaha Byson motorcycle to an audience of over 3000 Indonesian dealers at a special event just outside Jakarta. The 150cc Byson street bike is Yamaha’s star new machine for 2012 in Indonesia.“It’s been a pleasure to meet the new Indonesian racers of the future. It was important as well for us to see all the dealers here in Indonesia who sell all the Yamaha bikes; I hope we helped to motivate them to achieve success in 2012,” Lorenzo explained.