HRC shows support for Japan with limited edition T-Shirt

All of us at Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) are praying for a quick recovery after the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan earlier this year. As a sign of our ongoing support and since the first Grand Prix of the 2011 season held in Qatar, our MotoGP bikes and riders have been wearing a "GANBARE NIPPON!" sticker, literally "FIGHT JAPAN!", to show to all of Japan that they are in our thoughts, and not to give up.

To further support the recovery efforts, HRC produced a special limited edition T-Shirt to be sold to raise funds for charity. These T-Shirts were made available through charity support shops / online outlets of HRC service shops and Honda motorcycle dealers primarily in Japan. Orders and support for these T-Shirts greatly exceeded our expectations, the total amount raised was more than JPY 7.3 million (€67,000) which will be contributed in full to the Japanese Red Cross Society Relief Fund.