Haier is ensuring that team Yamaha Motor Racing and multiple MotoGP world champion motorcycle racer, Italian Valentino Rossi (known as ‘The Goat’ – The Greatest Of All Time), together with Spanish team mate, Moto3 world champion, Maverick Viñales keep their cool by supplying air conditioning equipment for the Yamaha team trucks and mobile hospitality suites that accompany the Yamaha team and racers around the world for eighteen rounds of racing in different countries and therefore varying climates, such as the cooler temperatures in the UK to extremely hot and humid climates of Malaysia, Japan, Qatar, US, Spain and Italy, to name but a few.
Due to the fabric and poor insulation of the large, portable hospitality units, temperatures inside are often extreme and therefore can be very uncomfortable for occupants. Haier is working on a sophisticated MRV 3-pipe system for 2017-2018, which has yet to be installed but which will provide optimum temperatures for team staff and VIP guests alike. Whilst this project is in the planning stages, Haier has already provided two portable units, each of 35kW cooling capacity with high pressure ventilation, to provide heating, cooling and ventilation via a circular duct to the Alpinestar (manufacturer of technical, high performance protective gear for motorcycle and auto racing) hospitality units that also travel the world with the MotoGP family.
Having seen the benefits of the Alpinestar Haier systems, Sky VR 46 racing team, the team owned by Valentino Rossi himself, has also chosen Haier to heat, cool and ventilate their hospitality units, working on the same principle as the system devised for the Alpinestar hospitality units.
Confirming their faith in the Haier brand,
Haier TV sets provide the racing updates and entertainment within the hospitality units and paddock, as well as at the showroom and meeting rooms at the European Yamaha Factory racing headquarters in Lesmo, Italy.