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Spanish King makes royal visit to Jerez

Spanish King makes royal visit to Jerez

The MotoGP paddock was in the presence of royalty on race day in Jerez, as King Juan Carlos I of Spain visited the Circuito de Jerez to cheer on his subjects in the three World Championship classes.

The MotoGP paddock was in the presence of royalty on race day in Jerez, as King Juan Carlos I of Spain visited the Circuito de Jerez to cheer on his subjects in the three World Championship classes.

The Spanish monarch is passionate about motorcycle racing, as are the fans that flocked to the scene of the 2008 season´s second round to take in the action. He paid tribute to the fans -and the spectacle as a whole- when his thoughts on the race were requested.

`There´s a huge crowd here, and Jerez has become the motorbike capital of Europe and perhaps even the World,´ said his Royal Highness.

`I would love to come to more races, but it´s not always possible for me to be in attendance. When I manage to get to attend a race I like to cheer on the Spanish riders in all three categories," he added. King Juan Carlos I greeted and posed for a photograph with all the home riders after the MotoGP warmup, and also passed along the grid and presented the premier class winner´s trophy to Dani Pedrosa.

`This race brings a huge following here, and shows what Jerez and the surrounding area has to offer. It creates a spectacle that people want to come to see,´ was the final comment of the Spanish King.

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