For those who have visited Tokyo or Osaka, you might be familiar with or have at least seen people dressed in costumes from the Mario franchise driving around the streets in go karts. You could almost be fooled into thinking that this was some kind of official Mario Kart service provided by Nintendo, but it isn’t.
In fact the service has been in operation for a long time now, but it was only last month that the Japan courts ruled in favor of Nintendo. The victory meant that Nintendo had won their claim against the company, MariCar, which would have forced the company to stop their operations, pay damages to Nintendo, and stop using any character likeness from Nintendo franchises. However as it turns out, the company is continuing to operate.
The Yamaha Factory Racing Team is known as one of the most successful teams in Grand Prix racing and it has further underlined its reputation today. Maverick Viñales rode a brilliant race at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit in France, and sealed the 500th Grand Prix win for Yamaha.