Moto GP champion burns tyres at BIC

The reigning MotoGP World champion Jorge Lorenzo today rode Yamaha’s flagship bike — YZF-R3 — for a few laps on the race track at the Buddh International Circuit here to the delight of the Indian biking and motorsport lovers.

Jorge Lorenzo at the event organised by Yamaha in India.   -  AP

The reigning MotoGP World champion Jorge Lorenzo today rode Yamaha’s flagship bike — YZF-R3 — for a few laps on the race track at the Buddh International Circuit here to the delight of the Indian biking and motorsport lovers. This is three-time World champion’s second visit to India with an aim of building a more sustainable motorsports fan community in the country and create interest amongst young enthusiasts in this field.

“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 organising this visit,” said Lorenzo.

As part of his visit, Lorenzo met 30 lucky R3 owners, who got a chance to share the same track with the champion racer.

“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 a 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 said.