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Nakano and Yamaha make contribution to guide dog centre

Nakano and Yamaha make contribution to guide dog centre

Nakano and Yamaha make contribution to guide dog centre

Shinya Nakano last week took advantage of an empty afternoon in his busy schedule to visit a training school for guide dogs in Yokohama. The trip was part of a scheme started in 1989 by Yamaha, called the Yamaha Nice Ride Donation, designed to support and develop the cause through its various centres and activities. Nakano has been working on the project for six years, and this year the generous Japanese rider donated a whopping 3,900 euros of his own money, whilst last year the factory handed over 7,600 euros.

After the presentation, the Team d´Antin star visited the centre itself where, naturally, he was shown around by a guide dog. He also chatted to several blind people currently training with the dogs at the centre. `Of course, I like dogs, but as a rider and a professional sportsman I want to make a contribution to society,´ explains Nakano. `The fact a blind person and a dog can communicate and walk together is extraordinary to me. They must have a very tight relationship. I compare it to the trust I have in my bike – it is a special relationship. I intend to continue collaborating with this project alongside Yamaha in the future´.

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MotoGP, 2003, Shinya Nakano

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