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Lorenzo stars in Indonesian motorshow

Lorenzo stars in Indonesian motorshow

Fiat Yamaha rider attracts fans to bi-annual event in Jakarta.

Whilst Fiat Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi was moonlighting as a rally driver in his one-off WRC appearance, Jorge Lorenzo this weekend headed to Jakarta to star in the Indonesian capital´s bi-annual motorshow.

The Spaniard was on hand for two days of the motorshow, unveiling Yamaha´s Vega ZR to the attendees on Saturday before giving fans a glimpse of his M1 MotoGP machinery on the Sunday. Over 500 people crowded round to see Lorenzo and his 800cc bike in person.

Although he and the rest of the riders are banned from riding until the end of the winter test embargo, there was nothing to stop the 2008 Rookie of the Year from taking on challengers on the virtual track. A competition between Lorenzo and two contestants picked from the crowd saw the premier class riders defeat his rivals on the MotoGP 08 Xbox 360 game, although the consolation prize of a signed helmet sent them home happy.

`I´ve never been to Indonesia before, but it is very similar to Malaysia where I ride every year. It´s a pleasure to be in a country that has such appreciation for Yamaha and their riders,´ said Lorenzo in a press conference at the end of the motorshow.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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