Santa Rosa City, Laguna province -Philippines
Mr. Valentino Rossi came to the Philippines on February 23, 2014 . It was his first time to the country and was amazed with the warm Filipino hospitality accorded to him upon his arrival .
Mr. Valentino Rossi together with officers of Yamaha- Philippines
Mr. Rossi is a 9 -time racing champion and is well-known personality . He came to help support Yamaha’s project ” LEND a HAND Project” . This charity effort aims to raise funds to help the victims of those affected by Typhoon Yolanda ( Haiyan- International name). Proceeds of the Malaysian grand prix will be donated to the victims of the typhoon and the sale of the limited edition Yamaha t-shirts and jackets will help rebuilt the lives of the people in the devastated areas.
Mr. Valentino Rossi together with media
a short press conference where held at the lobby of SM Santa Rosa. 5 ( FIVE) lucky media representatives won a Yamaha jacket with Mr. Valentino Rossi autograph !!!!!
parking area converted into a racing circuit
A significant portion of the parking area was converted into a race track circuit . More than 200 media representatives from bloggers, motorcycle magazines, newspaper , freelance photographers , television stations were on hand to witness the momentous occasion. The cheers and chants of “Rossi! Rossi! Rossi!” by thousands of fans, some of whom came as early as 7:00am
crowd inside the mall
Yamaha Racing Club members
There were at least 10,000 people who trouped to the venue site and a mini-trade exhibit was set-up . There were fans from as far as Davao City , Quezon province, Metro Manila , Cebu .
Mr. Rico Robles and Mr. Valentino Rossi
Yamaha Sniper MX model used by Mr. Valentino Rossi
Yamaha Philippines: http://www.yamaha-motor.com.ph/
Yamaha – Apparel :http://www.yamaha-motor.com.ph/parts/apparel/motogplimited.html
Note: I would like to ” Thank” Mr. Richard Mamuyac and the rest of Yamaha -Philippines for the warm accommodation extended .