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Fortuna Racing pilgrims follow their path

Fortuna Racing pilgrims follow their path

Fortuna Racing pilgrims follow their path

The Fortuna Racing riders continue their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella, a six-day trip which began on Monday, as the riders are now enjoying a two-week break between the French and Italian GPs.

Yesterday, on the second day of the pilgrimage, Rubén Xaus, Héctor Barberá and Jorge Lorenzo walked for 25 km through the Galician countryside, before reaching Porto Marín. They then switched to canoeing on the Miño river, before being welcomed by the mayor of Porto Marín.

"Today was pretty tough! Those 25 kilometres were really intense," commented Xaus. "I love the Galician landscape. We began the day in high spirits, singing out loud and joking, but we soon became quiet as we were all eager to complete the day and get something to eat! And there is more to come over the next few days!"

"Being close to nature and walking all day long gives us time to think, but also to share things together and really enjoy the whole experience, » said Héctor Barberá at the end of a tough day.

"We are set for another tough walk, and every day we have to dig a bit deeper to find the strength to continue, but when we see what we have already done, we just cannot turn back."

His Fortuna Honda 250 team mate Jorge Lorenzo added: "I guess I never walked that much. However, I have to admit that was a great experience and we are here to enjoy it fully."

The pilgrims will complete their trip this weekend when they reach the Plaza del Obraidoiro in Santiago de Compostella. The riders will then attend mass at the Santiago Cathedral before taking part in an autograph session.

MotoGP, 2005

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