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Riders experience taste of China

Riders experience taste of China

Riders experience taste of China

With the Polini Grand Prix of China getting underway this Sunday in Shanghai, a selection of riders headed into the city for a pre-event today. Alongside the majestic river Bund, Casey Stoner, Andrea Dovizioso and Makoto Tamada experienced a few traditional Chinese activities in front of a small gathering of locals.

After a short introduction and individual interviews translated into Mandarin, a Kung Fu expert took to the stage. Guiding the riders through "tiger stance" into "feathered crane," the game subjects soon picked up the basics. This was followed by a lesson in Chinese drumming, playing along with the song "Strong men strive for victory."

Catering for some of MotoGP's newest fans, an autograph session took place by the river, with the stunning towers and buildings as a backdrop.

The riders then headed back to the circuit, on the outskirts of Shanghai, as they prepare for the fourth race of the 2006 season.


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