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MotoGP riders take to the sea

MotoGP riders take to the sea

MotoGP riders take to the sea

Several MotoGP riders warmed up on the eve of the Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix by joining Powerboat World Champion Guido Capellini to experience a different kind of horsepower in Putrajaya, just 40 kilometres away from the Sepang circuit.

John Hopkins, Rubén Xaus, Makoto Tamada, James Ellison and Motegi winner Loris Capirossi enjoyed a thrilling outing on a two-seater powerboat, powered by a 350 bhp engine, capable of reaching 220 km/h and accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5s.

Eight-time World Champion Cappellini was the perfect guide for what was another adrenaline fuelled blast for the riders ahead of the Malaysian GP. The 46-year-old, who was at a promotional event in Malaysia, is the current leader of the Powerboat World Champion after the third round of the Championship held last weekend in Singapore.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, MARLBORO MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX

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