Yamaha MotoGP Riders in Jakarta
Over the weekend, Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies were in Jakarta, Indonesia, providing some knowledge to potential racing stars of the future as part of PR activities for Yamaha..
These potential stars will compete in the upcoming Indonesian Yamaha R Series Cup, aboard Yamaha R15 motorcycles.
The 2010 MotoGP Champions Lorenzo and the American Spies, the 2009 World Superbike Champion, provided insightful knowledge and coaching to the R Series Cup riders during a Yamaha Coaching Clinic. Yamaha reports the MotoGP boys provided tips on “rider positioning, cornering and overtaking to the delighted local riders.”
Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory M1 MotoGP) says: “It’s been a pleasure to meet the new Indonesian racers of the future,” said Lorenzo. “I think with good teachers they can be professional riders in world championships. It was important as well for us to see all the dealers here in Indonesia this afternoon who sell all the Yamaha bikes; I hope we helped to motivate them to achieve success in 2012.”
Ben Spies (Yamaha Factory M1 MotoGP) says: “It’s been extremely cool to come here and meet the Indonesian people” commented Spies. “They’ve been so warm and welcoming to me. I’m really sorry to have not been able to meet all the dealers this afternoon, just my luck to get struck down with a bug today. I’m off to Bali now to recover and take a few days rest but I’m already looking forward to another opportunity to come back here again and see everyone.”
The trip was hosted by Yamaha Motor Kenkana Indonesia, a main sponsor of the Yamaha’s Factory Racing MotoGP Team (Semakin di Depan). Earlier last week, Lorenzo took some laps around the new Budh Circuit in New Delhi aboard a Yamaha R15, a track Lorenz says is ready for MotoGP competition.