As mentioned in my previous blog post about Ben Spies and his motorsports journey, motorsports@PETRONAS program is now available on PETRONAS Motorsports YouTube channel. The first episode featured the young Yamaha Factory Racing Team rider, Ben Spies. They released episode 2 this week featuring Spanish professional MotoGP rider, also the 2010 Champion of MotoGP, Jorge Lorenzo!
Jorge Lorenzo began riding motorbikes at home at the tender age of three and within months of taking to two wheels was competing in his first minicross races. In 1995, aged eight, he won the Balearic title and followed that up the following year by taking the Island’s minicross, trial, minimoto and junior motocross titles. The precocious teenager, once again showing that age was no limit to a quick rise up the ranks of motorbike racing, made his first foray onto the world stage with Derbi at the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez in 2002, the third round of the season. The 2008 Rookie of the Year, Jorge Lorenzo made an immediate impact on the MotoGP World Championship with a stunning first five races. The Fiat Yamaha rider took pole for his first ever premier class race –becoming the first man to do so since Max Biaggi ten years previously- and finished second on his debut in an astounding performance. He followed up the feat with pole at the next two races, becoming the first rider to go `three from three´ in his rookie season and turning both top spots into podium finishes.
A colourful character that is fond of theatrics, Lorenzo has a tendency for exuberant post-race celebrations, which make him a popular figure with the fans. Appearing as a Gladiator, as a boxer and planting ‘Lorenzoland’ flags at Grand Prix where he has conquered are all part of the show.
His nickname ‘Por Fuera’, is an allusion to a flamboyant philosophy and references his outside overtaking manoeuvre enacted on Dani Pedrosa when he claimed his first GP win in Brazil.
Wait for the third episode next week! I’m sure many of us would know or at least heard of this person who’s gonna be featuring in the next episode!
(Hint: Former Ferrari F1 Champion)
Are you a fan of racing and adrenaline rush like me? Good news! motorsports@PETRONAS program is now available on PETRONAS Motorsports YouTube channel starting this week! You can watch the first episode featuring Yamaha Factory Racing Team rider, Ben Spies and see what he had to say during his KL visit.
Ben Spies is no stranger to MotoGP. This season sees him continuing his journey within the Yamaha family. After a hugely successful first year in MotoGP in 2010 with the Tech3 Yamaha Team, Ben Spies took the well earned Rookie of the Year title, ending the season as not just the highest placed rookie rider, but the highest placed satellite rider with sixth in the standings. Ben Spies continued to display the form that won him the 2009 World Superbike Championship, adapting quickly to unknown tracks and scoring an impressive pole position start for his home race at Indianapolis along with two podium finished over the year. This season the young Texan steps up to partner reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo, riding together for the Yamaha Factory Racing Team.
There will be 3 episodes featured within the coming 3 weeks, looking forward to watch the next video already! Who’s going to be featured next? Guess… I had already mentioned his name in this blogpost
Remember to check out PETRONAS MOTORSPORTSFacebook page to be updated with their latest campaigns & events, as well as the new videos uploaded on their YouTube channel too!
by bryanlyt on Saturday, 10 December 2011 | Comments Off
Heard of Care Bears? Heard of Gummy Bears? Now you need to know about United Buddy Bears!
The United Buddy Bears promote living together in peace and harmony on their global tour. Attended the launch of the United Buddy Bears exhibition at Pavilion KL few days ago, under the patronage of the Sultan of Selangor as well as with the support of the Kuala Lumpur Mayor, Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail.
Spotted some of the happening bloggers there too, now let’s see who…
143 bears are being displayed right at the entrance of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Bukit Bintang. There will be numerous charity activities taking place during the weeks of the exhibition. The programme of activities will include visits of children from various homes and schoolchildren, colouring activities for children as well as an auction of some of the life-size United Buddy Bears at the end of the exhibition to raise funds for Malaysian children charities.
Art and Culture: Each Buddy Bear shows the individual design created by different artists on behalf of their native countries. The international artists’ different styles are joined together in one work of art, spreading zest for life. The diverse design of the Buddy Bears – always typical for the respective countries – enables the visitors to experience a journey around the globe.
Message: The Buddy Bears stand together “hand in hand”, symbolising the future vision of a peaceful world. Each bear stands for the people of the different countries and their culture, yet not for political systems.
Charity: Buddy Bear activities and aid for children in need have formed an inseparable unit. To date, around €1,800,000 (November 2011) have been raised through donations and auctions in aid of UNICEF and local children’s relief organisations.
Do drop by and check out the United Buddy Bear within these two months! Try and spot the Malaysian Buddy Bears, take a picture and Twitpic it to me (@bryanlyt)!
FAR EAST MOVEMENT was in town last weekend for its MOOVMENT 2011 tour in Malaysia. With their infectious tunes such as ‘Like A G6‘ and ‘Rocketeer‘ being played like a broken record by almost all the major radio stations across Malaysia, it would not be completely difficult to fathom why and how the FM boys have garnered a growing and steadfast group of fans and followers, on our local shores; and it was clearly shown during their live show held in KL Live on Saturday.
With the non-stop heavy beats and sound, Far East Movement had the crowd at the venue pumping whole night long. The show was opened by various DJ performers such as DJ Crystal, DJ Junior, DJ Ken, DJ Jakeman, and with DJ Earworm closing off the show for the LA Bass group. The Dirty Bass finally kicked off and took on the stage at a much delayed timing but it was all worth the wait for most of us!
Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif, DJ Virman and the rest of their crew kept the energy going high throughout the performance with their awesome blend of hip-hop, pop, electro and dance music.
Truth to be told, I didn’t really pay much attention to Far East Movement‘s music apart from their chart-topping tunes. After the show, I’m sold – I’m a fan of their sick mix (DJ Virman does some sick mixtapes his own too, ranging from hip-hop, dance, pop, dubstep, etc. Go check it out!)
One of the best live shows everrrr!
Thanks SocialCentric & Universal Music Malaysia for the exclusive passes! Before you leave, check out my video below: