MotoGP champ Lorenzo thrills Filipino fans
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MOVISTAR Yamaha, the 2015 MotoGP Constructors Champion, and Yamaha Motor Philippines, headed by its president, Toru Osugi, brought to our shores Jorge Lorenzo, the 2015 MotoGP Riders Champion, for the opening leg of the Yamaha GP One Make Race.
The 2015 champion thrilled the crowd at the Carmona Racing Circuit by showcasing his riding skills, and buoyed by the warm reception of the fans in attendance, Lorenzo rode additional laps than what was required of him.
But it was when he stopped in front of the first turn at the grandstand to hand out souvenirs, especially to the younger fans, that brought out the smile from underneath the helmet.
Lorenzo was visibly happy engaging the locals. And the fans, in return, welcomed him gladly.
“I am very happy that I get to be part of the Yamaha Grand Prix 7 here in the Philippines. I am very excited to know that there are riders here full of passion, and I hope one day I get to race with the first Filipino MotoGP rider,” said Lorenzo as he officially opened the seventh running of the Yamaha Grand Prix.
Asked on what tip he could give Filipino riders on how to win, Jorge replied, “A lot of advice, but I tried the track, and the track is very tricky—a lot of bumps—so you need to be careful with the bumps, to keep your concentration and to keep on riding, just get focused and go as fast as possible.”
He added: “I am very happy and very excited to see the passion of the fans here. Enjoy the race, good weather, and have a good race.”
The Yamaha GP One Make race features four classes: the 115 SS Automatic, 115 SS Vega Force, 130 Open Underbone and the Sniper 150 Underbone.
This series will surely hone your skills and capabilities, and the champion(s) could move on to higher racing divisions and possibly be the first Filipino MotoGP rider.