Yamaha Motor Philippines Inc (YMPH) had partnered with the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRT) to create the Yamaha Monumento Station, a stop designed to share Yamaha’s riding culture with every Filipino. MotoGP riders Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales flew in to Manila to ride the line for themselves and visit Caloocan, a haven for motorcyclists in Manila.
Called Time2Rev, the pop up festival welcomed the arrival of riders and enthusiasts, all eager to see their MotoGP heroes in person. An explosion of confetti, flashing lights, and cheers engulfed the entire avenue. This year, the MotoGP riders had more opportunities to personally meet some of the Filipino fans.
To continue their support for the cultivation of racing in the Philippines, they awarded medals to the 12 qualifying riders for the Yamaha Grand Prix. An art contest was the opportunity for the fans to show their love for the riders on Valentines day and the top 3 designs were recognized on stage with the artists smiling alongside their heroes. They also gave away signed shirts to lucky online contestants and stayed for a while to sign helmets and other items from those in the crowd.
Their visit comes in between Yamaha’s MotoGP testing sessions, and both riders are looking to perform well this coming season.