Nakano makes annual Riders for Health donation

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Continuing a welcome tradition of charitable acts at Official Tests, Shinya Nakano made his annual donation to Riders for Health at Jerez this morning.

Continuing a welcome tradition of charitable acts at Official Tests, Shinya Nakano made his annual donation to Riders for Health at Jerez this morning. The Japanese rider, who this year lines up as part of the San Carlo Honda Gresini team, presented a cheque for 5000 euros to Randy Mamola, a representative of MotoGP's official charity.

Nakano has long championed the worthy cause, and explained why he is so keen to support the project.

"My dream was to become a MotoGP rider. That dream came true, but I should also think about what's happening in the world and that's why I'm always keen to help Riders for Health, even it's only a small thing," said the 30 year old modestly.

"I try to do stuff with Riders for Health every year and hope to continue to do so in the future. I'm the only Japanese rider in the MotoGP class at the moment, but I hope that I'm setting a good example for the young Japanese riders who are coming up."

The presentation took place in the San Carlo Honda Gresini garage, with photographers documenting the handover of the cheque.
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