First it was brand ambassador, John Abraham at the launch of the Ray scooter at the Auto Expo 2012 and now Yamaha is back in the news again by bringing the 2010 World MotoGP Champion Jorge Lorenzo for the first time in India.
Lorenzo was welcomed with an ecstatic response from Indian biking and motorsports lovers as he rode Yamaha’s flagship bike YZF-R15 v2.0 on the Buddh International Circuit (BIC).
Speaking about his maiden visit to India, Jorge Lorenzo said, “I am simply delighted to visit India and want to thank India Yamaha Motor for organizing this visit and giving me the opportunity to meet my fans here. Seeing the number of biking and motorsports enthusiasts here, I can say that the adrenaline is surely pumping high for motorcycle racing in India. The only advice that I would like to give to all biking enthusiasts is that they should take care of safety aspects while riding; if safety is taken care of then biking is indeed a cherish able experience.”
The 24-year old motorcycle racer joined the MotoGP Yamaha Factory Racing Team in 2008 as double 250cc World Champion, having won the title for the previous two years. The 2010 season saw Lorenzo dominate the season and take the World Championship title.
As part of his visit to the BIC, Lorenzo also met the three lucky winners of the E-contest that was being run by India Yamaha Motor for its customers and biking enthusiasts.
Speaking to the media Mr. Hiroyuki Suzuki, CEO & Managing Director, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd., said, “Motorsports has gained much popularity especially after the F1 racing hosted in India recently. We’d certainly like to see India hosting MotoGP as well in the near future.” So, when do we see a MotoGP round at our very own racing circuit? Sooner than you can expect.