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Repsol honour Porto in Argentina

Repsol honour Porto in Argentina

Repsol honour Porto in Argentina

Sebastián Porto returned to Argentina last week and was given a hero's welcome after taking third place in the Africa's Grand Prix. At an event organised by his chief sponsors Repsol YPF in Buenos Aires, over 400 celebrity guests including footballers, artists, politicians and journalists, as well as former F1 star Carlos Reutemann, turned out to celebrate with the Aprilia rider, who recovered from last place to make the podium in a stunning fight-back.

"The preseason test results and my performance at Welkom are proof that we are on the right track in our quest to win the 250cc title," said Porto as he addressed the audience.

"I am very grateful to the people who have supported me over the last ten years – to my family and to those who have been at my side and shared my goal of becoming an official Aprilia rider. I would also like to thank my good friend Carlos Reutemann for his help and, finally Repsol YPF for their renewed sponsorship this season."

250cc, 2004

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