Yamaha Technician Grand Prix -Philippines

Music Hall , SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City- Philippines

Music Hall

Yamaha Motor Philippines Incorporated. plans to rev the hearts of many through the first -ever Technician Grand Prix in the Philippines. bearing the tagline ” Making a Difference in the Race for Service Excellence ” , The TGP poses a great challenge to Yamaha Technical Academy technicians to show off what they have learned and become the best in their fields .

The competition is joined by certified YTA technicians with  minimum level of YTA silver who is a regular employee with at least a year of work experience in Yamaha 3S shops. The mood is very festive with on the spot raffle , Yamaha Motor membership booth , friendly sales staffs . I even won some Yamaha backpack bags ! Yippie!!!!!

The regional TPG was held last November 2013 simultaneously done at the Yamaha head office in LIMA Technology Center and Yamaha Cebu Sales office, garnering a total of 67 participants.

Yamaha- Philippines 10 finalists

 From there , only 10 advanced to the national competition . These finalists received a plaque of recognition plus Php 3,00 worth of Yamaha apparels and other items.

L-R Mr. Vince Alquizalas, Mr. Yukio Fukada, Mr. Tomoyoshi Inoue and Mr. Sam Macapulay

The technical crew competed in Three categories : Written Examination , Salesmanship and the last one is the Technical Trouble-Shooting of motorcycle parts for the National finals .

The grand winner will take home a trophy, a motorcycle unit and will be our country’s representative for the WTGP 2014 in Japan.

2014 National finalists includes Mr. Edwin Aranguren from Misamis Oriental, Mr. Noel Bigay from San Pedro , Laguna, Mr. Conrado Bucar , Mandaue-Cebu , Mr. Joel Hidalgo- Pasig , Metro Manila ,  , Mr. Arpee Obina -Rosario, Cavite, Mr. Wilfredo Perez- Balayan , Batangas, Mr. Jade Pondar -Trans Cycle , Ozamiz , Misamis Occidental , Mr. Ramel Realin – UEMi , Urdaneta , Pangasinan , Mr. Calvin Kenneth Tan , Malabon, Metro Manila and Mr. Wilson Torres – Lemery, Batangas

There are about 5,000 participants in the World Technicians Grand Prix in Japan with 2 categories small motorcycles units and big motorcycle unit.

brand new Yamaha motorcycle awaits the National Grand Prix winner

The winner of the Philippine leg elimination will also win a Yamaha motorcycle , trip to Japan and some bragging rights.

Yamaha Motor Philippines Inc. : http://www.yamaha-motor.com.ph/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ph.yamaha

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Valentino Rossi together with Yamaha Helps Rebuilt Lives

Santa Rosa City, Laguna province -Philippines

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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 !!!!!

he cheers and chants of “Rossi! Rossi! Rossi!” by thousands of fans, some of whom gathered as early as 8am at SM City Santa Rosa. The ever-cordial Italian smiled for the media and the fans in attendance. He even gamely went around the stage to give fans his much-coveted autograph, and, as you would expect, a mad rush to the stage ensued. – See more at: http://motioncars.inquirer.net/26431/doctor-on-call-valentino-rossi-visits-manila#sthash.TNwr7dOr.dpuf
he cheers and chants of “Rossi! Rossi! Rossi!” by thousands of fans, some of whom gathered as early as 8am at SM City Santa Rosa. The ever-cordial Italian smiled for the media and the fans in attendance. He even gamely went around the stage to give fans his much-coveted autograph, and, as you would expect, a mad rush to the stage ensued. – See more at: http://motioncars.inquirer.net/26431/doctor-on-call-valentino-rossi-visits-manila#sthash.TNwr7dOr.dpuf
he cheers and chants of “Rossi! Rossi! Rossi!” by thousands of fans, some of whom gathered as early as 8am at SM City Santa Rosa. The ever-cordial Italian smiled for the media and the fans in attendance. He even gamely went around the stage to give fans his much-coveted autograph, and, as you would expect, a mad rush to the stage ensued. – See more at: http://motioncars.inquirer.net/26431/doctor-on-call-valentino-rossi-visits-manila#sthash.TNwr7dOr.dpuf

 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 Girls

Website: http://www.yamaha-motor.com.ph/product/snipermx/

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 .

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