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Sebastián Porto honoured in Argentina

Sebastián Porto honoured in Argentina

Sebastián Porto honoured in Argentina

Sebastián Porto has received an award for Sporting Merit in his home country of Argentina. The prize was handed to the 24 year old at a special presentation organised by the nation´s most important newspaper, Clarín, by former rider Benedicto Caldarella, winner of the 500cc Argentinean Grand Prix in 1962.

´I am very grateful to the Clarín newspaper for giving me this prize because it makes up for all the sacrifices I have made to be able to race and reach this level in the World Championship,´ said Porto. `I would like to dedicate it to my family and friends who believed in me most. The victory in Brazil and this award are my two most important achievements in 2002, it has been an unforgettable year.´

Porto has registered his best ever final classification in the 250cc World Championship this year, taking fifth place overall after picking up his Rio win and four other podiums.

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250cc, 2002

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