Putin, Rouhani stress importance of joint efforts in settlement of Syrian conflictRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 14:32
Federatsiya spacecraft’s first flight may be rescheduled to 2022 - sourceScience & Space May 27, 14:29
Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at age of 89World May 27, 6:57
More than two-thirds of Russians say would like to venerate St Nicholas’s relicsSociety & Culture May 27, 6:40
Russian space budget may grow this yearScience & Space May 26, 20:48
Moscow hopes London High Court will deliver judgement on Ukraine’s debt to Russia soonBusiness & Economy May 26, 20:21
Hungarian top diplomat: EU must discuss anti-Russian sanctionsWorld May 26, 19:56
Russian, French top diplomats discuss preparations for Putin’s visit to FranceRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:47
Moscow comments on Tallinn’s move to expel Russian diplomatsRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:43
SEPANG, Malaysia, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo:7272) on February 4 held the "Yamaha Motorsports Press Conference 2014" at the Sama-Sama Hotel in Sepang, Malaysia, to announce its motorsports activities including races to participate in and each team's structure.
While Yamaha Motor outlined this season's direction in MotoGP, the pinnacle of motorcycle road racing, riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi from Yamaha Factory Racing and riders Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro from Monster Yamaha Tech3 spoke about their ambitions for this season and their impressions of the 2014 machines at the news conference.
Yamaha Motor unveiled an initiative to energize MotoGP by developing new constructors as well as new engine leasing arrangements from this season (the first for Yamaha). Staff from Forward Racing also made a guest appearance.
Comment from Takaaki Kimura, Representative Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Motorsports are in Yamaha's DNA. Challenging ourselves in motorsports has been an integral part of our corporate culture for over 50 years. They are also a direct embodiment of our brand slogan "Revs your Heart."
The basic direction of our activities is in the three aims: branding, technical feedback, and promotional activities, which will move our racing prowess forward on a global level.
To that end, we are upgrading our structure to achieve success in elite global races, share excitement with fans around the world, step up promotional activities, lay the groundwork in cooperation with our local group companies, and provide opportunities for developing and fostering the next generation of talent.
Our challenge is to provide "Rev" through motorsports. Please stay tuned.
*Our Corporate Slogan: Rev the engine. Hear it roar. Feel its power.
Mariko Saito, Public Relations & Advertising Division, Global PR Team, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.