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Porto ready to take on the Spaniards

Porto ready to take on the Spaniards

Porto ready to take on the Spaniards

Sebastián Porto says he is ready to "go to war" with the Spanish riders on home territory this weekend in front of 120,000 patriotic local fans at Valencia. The Argentinean could do nothing to prevent Dani Pedrosa from winning the 250cc title in the last round at Phillip Island but would like nothing better than to spoil his old team-mate's celebrations on Sunday.

"For me this is just another race and I want to go out and win it," says Porto. "I live in Spain during the season and my team is Spanish, so I would like to win for them. We have worked hard this season and had an excellent second half of the year so it would be a perfect way to cap things off.

"Every Grand Prix in Spain is like a big ‘fiesta' but Valencia is very special so I hope to play my part and "go to war" with the Spaniards at their home track. Like I say, I'd love to beat them here and it will be very exciting." Porto added that he is hoping to tie up a deal this weekend which will see him remain with Team Aspar for the 250cc World Championship in 2005. "It is basically a done deal - we're just tying up a few loose ends but it should all be sorted by the end of this weekend," he said. "It's highly probable that everything will stay the same for next season."

Tags:
250cc, 2004, GRAN PREMIO MARLBORO DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA

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