Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo celebrated his 26th birthday in style today, taking pole position in qualifying for tomorrow’s Gran Premio bwin de España at the Jerez de la Frontera Circuit in Southern Spain. The reigning World Champion was the man to beat for the second day of the Grand Prix weekend, starting qualifying at the front with a blistering 1’38.876 lap on his first qualifying tyre. The time remained unbeaten until Lorenzo came out on his second tyre and delivered a stunning 1’38.673 on his sixth lap to secure the number one slot on the grid in front of his home crowd.
Right before the event, Takahashi was told from the staff, “only 1/3 of the audience showed up,” and she entered the room in shock and anxiety. In actuality, the room was full with 100 fans who welcomed her with a warm round of applause. In surprise, Takahashi teared up with relief, and the fans were also excited to see that they had successfully surprised her.
Affectionately called "Zac," the Italian coach was presented with a red necktie commemorating his landmark birthday -- called "kanreki" in Japanese and often celebrated with a garment in red -- after blowing out candles on his birthday cake.
Founded in 2002 by Toyota's North American division to appeal to Generation Y (born from the mid-1970s to the early-2000s) and young (or young-at-heart) consumers in general, Scion has reached its 10th birthday since it launched its first cars into the market, the boxy looking xA hatchback and xB wagon, in 2003.
Singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (20) celebrated her 20th birthday with a special live event presented by telecommunications company “KDDI” at the Zojo-ji in Shiba Park, Tokyo. With Tokyo Tower as her backdrop, she dressed in the pink ninja style and performed 7 songs including her song “Fashion Monster” for 1,500 people.