Message from Hiroyuki Yanagi, President, CEO and Representative Director, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Hiroyuki Yanagi - President, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
"On behalf of the Yamaha Motor group, I wish to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Jorge Lorenzo on winning the 2015 MotoGP World Championship title.
I also wish to express my sincere gratitude to all of the fans, sponsors, and everyone involved in the championship campaign that have supported Lorenzo and the Yamaha team throughout the season.
This season's title win marks the third MotoGP World Championship title in Jorge Lorenzo's career, and it also marks Yamaha's 17th Rider title in the pinnacle class of world championship motorcycle road racing.
It makes me tremendously happy that we have been able to win not only the MotoGP title but also numerous other top category titles and race victories in this 60th anniversary year of our company's founding, and that we have been able to share the Kando* of these victories with people around the world.
In the final stages of the season, we saw the full and combined potential of the riders, their machines, and the Yamaha team staff and management at work, and we had a thrilling season-long title race staged by our riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi. I believe this is what truly makes racing so exciting, and it is one of the forms our "Revs your Heart" brand slogan takes.
I look forward to even greater successes in the 2016 season to come."
*: Kando is a Japanese word for the simultaneous feeling of deep satisfaction and intense excitement that people experience when they encounter something of exceptional value.
The picture in the header was taken at Montmelò (Barcelona, Spain) on 14th June 2015 when Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd's President, Hiroyuki Yanagi, attended the Grand Prix of Catalunya where Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi scored 1st and 2nd respectively.