Yamaha will donate $700,000 to Ukraine


In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Yamaha Motor Company has announced a $700,000 humanitarian relief donation to Ukraine and its neighbouring regions.

As a result of the war, many western countries have imposed harsh sanctions on Russia, and athletic authorities all over the world have blacklisted Russian athletes and events.

The Haas team terminated connections with title sponsor Uralkali and driver Nikita Mazepin, whose father Dmitry runs the firm, as the most high-profile motorsport-related consequence of the Russian sanctions.

Since the beginning of the war, many sports series and athletic entities have done their part to assist Ukraine.

Yamaha is the latest corporation associated with motorsport to do so, saying on Thursday that it will donate $700,000 in humanitarian help to Ukraine ahead of this weekend’s MotoGP Indonesian Grand Prix.

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“Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced its decision today to donate 700,000 U.S. dollars toward humanitarian aid for Ukraine and its surrounding regions,” the statement read.

“This donation will be made through Japan Platform, a non-profit organisation, and the funds will be used explicitly for delivering humanitarian aid to those in need.

Several riders, notably Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli, have put the statement on their crash helmets, while several teams have added support for Ukraine on their motorcycles.


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