Valentino Rossi has officially landed on the Philippines last February 23, 2014. He came to help support Yamaha’s Lend a Hand Project. This charity effort aims to raise funds to help the victims of those affected by Typhoon Yolanda.
Rossi’s arrival was very timely for the opening leg of Yamaha GP 5 which was held at SM City Santa Rosa. Before the race officially began, a press conference was first graced by the Moto GP legend Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Motor Philippines Inc.’s President Toru Osugi, Sales General Manager Romeo Tan, Corporate Support/Corporate Services/Logistics General Manager Alfredo Lejano and Marketing Section Manager Ryan Jude Camus. Discussed during the press conference was Yamaha’s CSR activity to help rebuild the lives of Typhoon Yolanda victims. This effort was made possible with the support from Yamaha Motor Company Ltd., Yamaha Motor Racing, Moto GP and YMPH. After the brief discussion, Valentino Rossi went out and greeted the riders who participated in the most-awaited racing event in the country, YGP 5. The Doctor also thanked everyone who has supported Yamaha’s charity effort. Yamaha Club presidents and members who attended the event grabbed the chance to have a photo op with their number one idol.
Valentino Rossi’s presence together with YMPH’s new president, Mr. Osugi, signaled the beginning of the race. To make YGP 5 more special, Valentino Rossi has changed to his racing suit to ride around the laps where our local riders battled it out for a podium finish. It was indeed a memorable event for everyone who attended. This is YMPH’s way of revving your hearts. Experience a deep satisfaction that enriches the lives of people. Experience Yamaha.