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MotoGP enjoys the delights of Istanbul

MotoGP enjoys the delights of Istanbul

MotoGP enjoys the delights of Istanbul

Various MotoGp riders have taken the traditional Thursday pre-GP culture excursion, which this time took place along the rolling waters of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. Sete Gibernau, Kenny Roberts Jr, Jose Luis Cardoso, Roberto Locatelli and 125cc championship leader Alvaro Bautista all took to the river by boat to soak up the Turkish atmosphere with a music and dance display provided by local performers.

During the excursion the riders were taken along the river route, which cuts through the Marmara and Black seas, enabling them to take in the sites of historic Istanbul including "Hagia Sofia" and the Blue Mosque. There was also the chance to see the wondrous sites of Topkapi Palace, the crown of the Ottoman Empire.

The day was one of sunny conditions and high temperatures, with a light breeze ensuring comfortability. All riders were enchanted by the visit to one of the newest circuits on the MotoGP calendar.

The Grand Prix of Turkey takes place for only the second time on Sunday.


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