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MotoGP: Lorenzo visits Philippines prior to Sepang

"Hopefully this beautiful country can participate with a Philippine rider in MotoGP and also a good circuit to compete at with MotoGP bikes, because the country is fantastic!”
Reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo made his first visit to the Philippines, prior to heading for next week's official 2016 MotoGP test at Sepang, Malaysia.

Just as for team-mate Valentino Rossi's recent visit to Bali, five-time World Champion Lorenzo was present for PR activities including riding a Yamaha R15 at the Carmona racetrack, about 40 kilometers from the Philippine capital.

“I'm delighted with the charming and warm welcome I received during my first time ever in the Philippines,” Lorenzo said. “It's a bit strange, because I can feel something special in this country; maybe because of the Spanish heritage or the way the people speak, with so many Spanish words, I feel like I'm at home.

“It's great to visit a new place like this and I enjoyed visiting Carmona Racing Circuit a lot with all the fans waiting for me during the Yamaha Grand Prix 7. Hopefully in the future this beautiful country can participate with a Philippine rider in MotoGP and also a good circuit to compete at with MotoGP bikes, because the country is fantastic!”

The Sepang test starts on Monday.


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PaulW54

January 31, 2016 7:38 AM

Luvnit: Er, is this not Valentino said when in Bali?
Yes it is, these guys are just pr puppets, say what the locals want to hear then get out on the first flight available. It is not Jorge's or any other riders fault this is part of their contracts. With the poverty and lack of infrastructure in both Indonesia and the Phillipines there is no way their governments would be spending billions to have a Moto GP race.



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