Published on 10 Jan 2010 by Toni M.
Valentino Rossi put in a special appearance at the Yamaha pavilion at New Delhi’s 2010 Auto Expo, where he met members of the media and India Yamaha senior management and signed autographs for some of the over 1000 fans who turned up to get a glimpse of the 9 times World Champion.
Rossi went on stage to meet India Yamaha Motor’s senior management, Mr. Yukimine Tsuji, CEO and Managing Director of India Yamaha Motor and Pankaj Dubey, National Business Head of India Yamaha Motor, and inspected the latest India Yamaha models and on the following day showed up again for more Yamaha PR and to meet one of India’s biggest movie stars John Abraham.
Talking to Indian journalists Rossi expressed an interest in a future GP race in India:
“Racing in a Grand Prix in India, well I hope to, if there is one in India. This is my first trip to India and I am very surprised that people recognise me. It feels great and the experience has been wonderful.”
Rossi said he has been left quite amazed by the traffic in the Indian capital: “There is lot of traffic and confusion. Actually, it’s interesting. With this kind of traffic, I think people should use more bikes because it will be easier to negotiate the routes.”
Rossi also had a few tips on road safety for bikers in India: “I always use the bike to go around in Italy and I always wear a helmet. I say, concentrate hard when you are driving a bike, don’t think of other things and be attentive to what is happening around you. Care for fellow bikers and others on the road, it’s very important.”
Source | timesofindia