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On their way to Australia for the 16th round of the 2017 MotoGP season, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa made a brief stop in Indonesia, one of Honda’s key markets. They visited the Sunter Plant Factory, the original facility established in 1971 by PT Astra Honda, Indonesia - where the riders had the opportunity to experience an enthusiastic welcome from all 1,500 employees.
Marquez and Pedrosa made a special trip to the Astra Biz Center, and spoke with 30 senior high school students as a part of Astra Honda’s #Cari_Aman Safety Riding Campaign. The campaign is intended to motivate Honda CBR Community riders and Indonesian youth to always prioritize safety while riding, and to make safe riding an integral part of the Indonesian lifestyle.
During their brief stop-over, the Repsol Honda riders also met with the students involved in 'Michelin Safety Academy 2017', a project run in collaboration with FIA to give education and driving programs to High School Students as first time drivers.
Marc Marquez: “It’s amazing the feeling Indonesian fans are able to give to us; they really are a boost of energy and enthusiasm. We felt that while visiting the Astra Honda plant and also while speaking with some young students who are taking riding and safety lessons through the #Cari_Aman Safety Riding campaign. I hope safe riding becomes a priority for them and for all Indonesians while riding on the road. Safety gear is as important on the road as it is on the track, and it’s crucial that it become an essential part of any rider’s lifestyle.”
Dani Pedrosa: “It’s always a great emotion coming to Indonesia. The fans are very passionate, and you can feel that the moment you arrive. It seems that everyone here loves motorcycling and that there are a lot of people who get around by bike, and we’re happy to support Astra Honda Motor’s #Cari_Aman Safety Riding campaign. As riders, we know that it’s very important to be well protected with a quality helmet and, when on track, with a racing suit equipped with a chest and back protector, because anything can happen. Safety is always the first priority when riding a bike.”
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