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Atletico Madrid go Grand Prix racing

Atletico Madrid go Grand Prix racing

Atletico Madrid go Grand Prix racing

Spanish football giants Atletico Madrid made a surprise appearance in the Grand Prix paddock at Jerez this weekend as sponsors to wildcard youngsters Alvaro Bautista and Tommaso Valentino. Team Atletico Madrid will contest national and European competition this season and plan to make several guest appearances in the 125cc World Championship.

The football/motorcycle racing partnership is the first of its kind and the club, who are on the verge of promotion to the Primera Liga after their shock relegation two years ago, hope to set a precedent for other teams to follow. Atletico Madrid president Jesus Gil will attend the race on Sunday and on the 11th May the two riders and their crew will be officially presented at his team´s final showdown of the season in the famous Vicente Calderon stadium.

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125cc, 2002, Gran Premio Marlboro de la Comunitat Valenciana

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