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MotoGP stars get a taste of Ninja Sushi

MotoGP stars get a taste of Ninja Sushi

MotoGP stars get a taste of Ninja Sushi

Ahead of tomorrow's practice schedule, a number of riders were taken to a local sushi restaurant for a lesson in the art of preparing the traditional Japanese delicacy. Shinya Nakano, Colin Edwards, Kenny Roberts Jr and Andrea Dovizioso also got the chance to play the popular boardgame "Othello" under the guidance of three Japanese champions. There was a special presentation for the riders as they tasted their handiwork, a disguised chef in appropriate ninja attire bringing out a tray of "Nakano's Ninja Sushi" for them to try.

For Edwards, the race at Motegi will be an occasion to erase memories of his last visit to Japan, where he was forced to retire from the Suzuka 8-Hour race "after around eight minutes" according to the man himself. Kenny Roberts has the chance to get back on a Japanese podium for the first time since 2000, whilst Dovizioso looks to gain ground on Jorge Lorenzo and cut the 24 point gap in the 250cc classification.

The riders gave interviews to whilst preparing their oriental cuisine.


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