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Unexpected birthday surprise for Sebastián Porto

Unexpected birthday surprise for Sebastián Porto

Unexpected birthday surprise for Sebastián Porto

Sebastián Porto celebrated his 24th birthday today and received an unusual gift on his return to his native Argentina. Porto headed straight from Portugal to Buenos Aires and on to his hometown of Rafaela, to enjoy time with his family before the Cinzano Rio Grand Prix next week. From there he was taken to the Oscar Gálvez circuit, where he had the chance to try out a Ford driven by Alejandro Occhionero in the Argentinean Touring Car series.

´I am delighted to have this opportunity,´ beamed Porto afterwards. `In principal I´m not planning to move into car racing, certainly not in the near future, but it is very exciting to drive a car like this. I think I still have many years to give to the MotoGP World Championship but this experience today is something I have wanted to do for a long time.´

Occhionero was so impressed with Porto that he invited him to race alongside him in Buenos Aires on the 10th November, one week after the end of the MotoGP season in Valencia.

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250cc, 2002

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