Rossi and Lorenzo visit Indonesia

MotoGP frontrunners get meet locals in one of Yamaha's most lucrative markets

FIAT YAMAHA MotoGP men Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have ended a successful three-day visit to Indonesia, one of the most important markets for Yamaha.

Rossi came straight from testing in Malaysia last week, whilst Lorenzo flew out from Spain, where he has been recuperating at home from an injured hand, sustained in a motocross training accident just over a fortnight ago.

As well as various sponsor-related PR events, Rossi then visited ‘PT.Alfa Scorpii', Indonesia's second largest Yamaha Main Dealer, for the opening ceremony of its new show room along with over 400 customers and media. Finally he visited the DBL Arena to meet around 4,000 Yamaha customers.

Lorenzo meanwhile headed to Indonesia's ‘Flower City' Bandung, where he too took part in an important press conference to launch the ‘Semakin di Depan' sponsorship. As well as the press conference he enjoyed a warm welcome at an exclusive fan meet and greet where he signed hundreds of autographs and met many local media. After the Spaniard had visited Bandung, he moved on to Jogjakarta, the city where the traditional Indonesian art of batik is practised, to meet more Yamaha customers there and take part in some outdoor activities at one of the biggest malls in Jogjakarta.

Both riders will return home now for two weeks before the final pre-season test in Qatar, when Lorenzo hopes to be fully recovered from his injury and Rossi will look to continue his dominant start to the pre-season.