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MotoGP stars set sail in Valencia

MotoGP stars set sail in Valencia

MotoGP stars set sail in Valencia

Toni Elias, John Hopkins and Randy de Puniet took a trip down to Valencia's port this morning, to be welcomed by members of the BMW Oracle Racing team, an outfit who will take part in the 32nd America's Cup next year in the Spanish city.

The MotoGP riders set sail amidst light winds on the team's boat, and also paid a visit to the spectacular building which houses the BMW Oracle.

After winning in Portugal, Elias arrives at his home race eager to please the local crowd, stating that "one has to be conscious of the fact that repeating the win will be very difficult, but I can attempt it without pressure as a result of my victory two weeks ago." Hopkins was also eager to take to the Cheste Circuit, commenting "Here I have had some good results, and I have a good opportunity to go up a position in the general classification. What's more, the bike is at a good level and the tyres are doing very well."

De Puniet looked back on his rookie season, and passed comment on some of the surprise moves taking place in the paddock.

"I am very surprised with all of the changes, and there seem to be a lot of unoccupied spaces with a number of teams next year."


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