May 29, 2013
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From a press release
issued by Yamaha MotoGP Team
FIM MotoGP World Championship: Volvo cars and Yamaha MotoGP racebikes at Mugello.
Yamaha Factory Racing Welcomes Volvo Car Italia as Official Car Supplier
Mugello Circuit (Scarperia, Italy), 29th May 2013
Yamaha Motor Racing is delighted to be able to welcome Volvo Car Italia as its new ‘Official Car Supplier’. The agreement sees a fleet of fully equipped Volvo cars supplied for the 2013 MotoGP season.
Volvo Car Italia's Marketing and Corporate Communications Director, Sven De Smet, presented the prestige vehicles in a special ceremony at the Mugello circuit, handing the keys to Yamaha Motor Racing’s Managing Director, Lin Jarvis.
The arrangement provides Yamaha Motor Racing with a car fleet including Volvo XC60s, Volvo XC70s and the all-new Volvo V40s. As part of the agreement Volvo Car Italia will be able to enjoy the full MotoGP experience as guests of Yamaha Factory Racing in our paddock hospitality at MotoGP races.
Yamaha Motor Racing, Managing Director
“We are extremely pleased to be able to welcome Volvo Car Italia as the ‘Official Car Supplier’ to Yamaha Motor Racing. Volvo is a premium brand that shares our drive and passion for technological development. Volvo cars feature the latest in technology, performance, comfort and style matched with excellent economy and advanced safety aids making their range of cars a perfect choice for our needs.”
Sven De Smet
Volvo Car Italia, Marketing and Corporate Communications Director
"Volvo's concept "Cars Built Around You" covers any activity that speaks to wide communities of fans. It's a great pleasure that our cars have been chosen by passionate and competent people such as the managers, technicians and staff at Yamaha Motor Racing. We have been cooperating with Yamaha for many years and this new partnership at the pinnacle of two wheeled motorsport perfectly complements our many sporting engagements, including golf, sailing and soccer, that are part of Volvo's DNA."