The three-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo took laps at the Buddh International Circuit and met 30 lucky R3 owners.
Few weeks ago, Yamaha announced that 30 lucky R3 winners will be given a chance to ride with Jorge Lorenzo at the BIC. The Japanese manufacturer fulfilled its promise by bringing the MotoGP driver to India for the second time. The 28-year old Spaniard took laps around the track on the newly launched R3 and interacted with the winners of the contest. He also gave them tips about riding motorcycle on a race track. The 30 lucky R3 owners also got a chance to ride with the legend.
“I am extremely happy to be back in India. I had a great experience during my last visit and this time has been no different. I had a great season this year and I would like to thank all my fans in India and world over for their continued support. I would also like to thank Yamaha for organizing this visit and also congratulate Team Yamaha on our 17th world championship win”, said current world MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo.
“I would like to see more people in India getting into motorsports and I am positive that with the kind of passion and enthusiasm they have, we will definitely see India as a major force in motorsports in times to come. I would also like to add that the BIC is the fantastic track of international standards and riding the YZF-R3 with Indian race enthusiasts was a great experience. I would definitely like to come back here”, he added.
This initiative is seen as yet another attempt by Yamaha to promote motorsports in India. This initiative will also help the company get some momentum to the R15 One Make Race Championship held in India. The Yamaha R3 was an instant hit in the Indian market. The bike is praised by all the reviewers and customers that bought them. It is a real enthusiast motorcycle.
Jorge Lorenzo joined the MotoGP Yamaha Factory Racing Team in 2008. After that, the young rider has won three world titles. The recent was the 2015 championship which was clearly dominated by him. Let us hope that these initiatives make motorsports a popular and respected profession in our country.