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MotoGP World Championship Trophy unveiled

MotoGP World Championship Trophy unveiled

MotoGP World Championship Trophy unveiled

For the first time in its 55 year history, the MotoGP World Championship will now be commemorated by a prestigious trophy, which will record the names of all the future winners of the oldest and most celebrated motorsport on the planet. Created by top international sculptor Lorenzo Quinn, son of the legendary Hollywood actor and artist Anthony Quinn, the spectacular trophy brings the MotoGP World Championship in line with a host of similarly illustrious sporting events which remember their champions in such a fashion.

The sculpture weighs in at 30kg and measures 70cm in height. A detailed bronze carving depicts the distinguished and unique history of the MotoGP World Championship and its lasting global appeal, whilst the titanium and carbon-fibre base represents the state-of-the-art technology which guarantees its long and prosperous future.

The trophy has already been inscribed with the name of the 2003 MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi and it will be officially unveiled and presented to the Italian next weekend during the MotoGP Official Test at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain. The test is the first official session of the preseason and marks the first time the different factories and teams will all be on track together with their 2004 machines and riders. With Rossi coming face-to-face with a host of pretenders to his new trophy after switching from Honda to Yamaha, it is sure to be an intriguing battle of wills before the season proper gets underway on April 18th at Welkom, South Africa.

The first ever presentation of the MotoGP World Championship Trophy will take place during a break in the test at 13:30 on Saturday 27th March, when Rossi will be handed the sculpture which he will then look after until the 2004 MotoGP World Championship is decided. Rossi and every subsequent MotoGP World Champion will then be presented with a replica version of the trophy to keep.

MotoGP, 2004

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