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Talmacsi meets the Azurri

Talmacsi meets the Azurri

The Italian passion for motorcycle racing is only matched by their love of football, something that 125cc World Championship rider Gabor Talmacsi experienced first hand last week at a friendly match between his native Hungary and ‘The Azzuri'.

The Italian passion for motorcycle racing is only matched by their love of football, something that 125cc World Championship rider Gabor Talmacsi experienced first hand last week at a friendly match between his native Hungary and ‘The Azzuri'.

Talmacsi attended the open training session for the match, and the fluent Italian speaker was able to chat with, amongst others, Gennaro Gattuso and Alessandro Del Piero, something that took the Hungarian by surprise….

"I was shocked when Del Piero recognised me!" said the Aspar team rider. "I know that they love their racing in Italy, but I had no idea that football players followed the races. He told me that he had watched the race at Brno and had been taken aback with the overtaking between us. He wished me luck for the remainder of the season."

The respect was mutual between Talmacsi and the Italian players, with the Hungarian having the chance to meet one of his own heroes.

"I really wanted to meet Gattuso, and we were able to have a photo taken together. He is a player that I admire, not just for his playing style but because he never tires or gives up. He has a spirit like mine.

Talmacsi will be looking to return to the podium at Misano this weekend, as he pushes for his first 125cc World Championship.

Tags:
125cc, 2007, GP CINZANO DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, Gabor Talmacsi

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