MotoGP unites to help Japan
To support those affected by the recent earthquake in Japan, the MotoGP community has produced a special shirt signed by all 17 MotoGP riders, with the message 'We are for Japan'.
The shirt will be available at a range of circuits this year, as well as on the official MotoGP website, and costs 20 Euros. The money raised will be presented to a humanitarian organisation during the Japan Grand Prix on October 2nd, 2011.
Jorge Lorenzo: “We must give our maximum support to Japan at a moment such as this. Japan is already a strong country that has always demonstrated its ability to overcome adversity. A strong embrace to all Japanese people and fans of motorcycling who live there.”
Casey Stoner: "We considered the floods in Australia at the beginning of the year a huge disaster, but after the events we've seen in Japan - it's beyond what we can comprehend. Having heard some of the stories from colleagues in Honda and seeing the coverage on the news, it's devastating to hear what they are going through and our hearts and thoughts are with everyone in Japan. I hope they can find the courage to keep fighting and get through this period to help rebuild their lives".
Valentino Rossi: “This is a very tough moment for everybody but we support Japan and we are with our Japanese friends. We encourage them not to give up, and I wish good luck to everybody from me, and from all my team.”