News 9 Feb 2010

MotoGP: Rossi and Lorenzo visit Thailand once again

Following the first MotoGP World Championship test of the season last week in Sepang, Fiat Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo headed to Bangkok, Thailand, to take part in a two-day promotional visit for Thailand Yamaha Motor.

On Saturday Rossi and Lorenzo, who we were first and third fastest respectively in last week’s test, made an appearance at the Yamaha Riders Club, where they enjoyed a meet and greet with Yamaha VIP customers before taking part in an exclusive TV interview with the Thailand Night Show.

Sunday saw the pair take part in a press conference with various Thai media before they appeared on-stage in front of almost 10,000 fans to unveil the new Yamaha Nuovo 150cc. Both riders then made a couple of laps on special 46 and 99 replica versions of the new model, to the delight of the many fans.

Before leaving, Rossi and Lorenzo had the chance to meet Mr. Nagashima, President of Thailand Yamaha Motor, and Mr, Yanagi, who will be Yamaha Motor Company’s new president, starting from 25 March.

Both riders have now returned to Europe to enjoy a short rest before the next test, which takes place later this month at Sepang once again.