Yamaha’s factory MotoGP team has lost a major sponsor for the second year in a row. Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas will not be extending its sponsorship agreement with the Yamaha team, ending a three-year relationship. Last year, the Yamaha team lost the title sponsorship of automobile manufacturer Fiat. For the past year, Petronas […]
Honda and Yamaha Pledge Support to Typhoon Victims in Philippines
Honda and Yamaha each offered aid to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan which struck the Philippines earlier this month. Initial estimates put the death tool at over 10,000 but Philippine President Benigno Aquino says the actual number maybe closer to 2,500. Still, the United Nations says more than 11 million people were affected by the typhoon, with about 673,000 displaced from their homes.
Yamaha Motor and its Philippine subsidiaries pledged a total of ¥10 million (US$100,118) in aid in the form of food, drinking water, power generators and monetary contributions.
Honda and its affiliates in the Philippines pledged another ¥23 million (US$230,125) in relief money.
[Source: Honda, Yamaha; photo by Philippine Red Cross]