Another Day at the Office for Yamaha MotoGP Stars – VideoFri, 27 Jul 2012
Back in 2009, Yamaha released an entertaining video featuring MotoGP racers Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Colin Edwards and James Toseland working on various mundane jobs at Yamaha Motor USA headquarters.
Three years later, Yamaha has released a follow-up featuring its current MotoGP lineup of Lorenzo, Ben Spies, Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso (with King Kenny Roberts lunchbox in tow).
Tech3 Yamaha racer Crutchlow takes over his predecessor Edwards’ spot as a Yamaha security guard, but throws his own British spin on the job. The soft-spoken Spies tried his hand at Rossi’s former post as a receptionist but found it didn’t quite match his skill set. Tech3′s Dovizioso takes over for Lorenzo’s former position as janitor, and he takes to it much better than the 2010 MotoGP champion did. Lorenzo meanwhile landed a big promotion.
Even MotoGP commentators Nick Harris and Gavin Emmett get in on the act as, well, commentators. Hilarity ensues.
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By Dennis Chung
See also: Yamaha to Export Motorcycles from India to Japan – Yes, You Read That Right, Bell Helmets Giving Away Commemorative MotoGP Star Carbon Helmet at Laguna Seca, Ben Spies Leaving Yamaha At End of 2012 MotoGP Season.