The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team and Yamaha Motor Europe will celebrate their fruitful relationship with Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) and the Indonesian fans by racing the Indonesian rounds of MXGP, in Pangkal Pinang and Semarang, with a special livery dedicated to the Asian market.
Factory Riders Romain Febvre and Jeremy Van Horebeek’s special livery will be complete with the ‘Semakin di Depan’ logo. “Semakin di Depan” is the spirit of Yamaha Indonesia, it means “one step ahead” and is a philosophy that embodies everything that Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) is trying to achieve.
Under the spirit of the ‘Semakin di Depan’ motto and as an Official Sponsor of the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team, Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team, Yamaha’s R3 bLU cRU Challenge, and now with added support to the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team, YIMM is continuously highlighting its dedication to the growth and strength of Yamaha’s racing community and the Yamaha Family.
The Indonesian rounds of the Motocross Grand Prix will take place back-to-back on the weekends of July 1st and July 8th at two different tracks and locations in Indonesia. The first of the Indonesian GP’s will take place at a circuit that hosted its maiden round last year, Pangkal Pinang, while the second venue is completely unfamiliar, it is a new track in Semarang and it will make its MXGP debut on July 7th and 8th.
Mr. Minoru Morimoto
Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing President
“The increased enthusiasm surrounding MXGP in Indonesia is a solid reflection of the booming off-road market in our country. It is a great honor to support the world’s top MXGP riders with our spirit “Semakin di depan” as we feel that the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP team embodies this spirit too. We believe that it is this spirit that fascinates the millions of fans in Indonesia, and we look forward to seeing a positive reaction from the fans at the next two rounds of the Motocross Grand Prix as a result.”
Mr. Erik Eggens
Yamaha Motor Europe MX Racing Manager
“Last year the FIM Motocross World Championship returned to Indonesia with one event, and that has already increased to two rounds in 2018, which is a solid indication of how popular motocross racing in becoming in Asia. This is a fantastic opportunity for Yamaha Motor Europe and Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing to join forces and have the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team representing Yamaha Indonesia’s spirit “Semakin di Depan” over the next two weekends in Pangkal Pinang and Semarang. This also presents a good opportunity to grow the off-road side of motorcycle racing and awareness, and it is something we are really looking forward to.”