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Quintet enjoy visit to Tuscan farm

Quintet enjoy visit to Tuscan farm

The official pre-event promotion for the Gran Premio d´Italia Alice saw five World Championship riders visit a farm close to the spectacular Mugello circuit.

A Tuscan farm close to the small town of Borgo San Lorenzo, next to the Mugello racetrack, was the venue for Thursday´s official pre-event promotion.

Alex de Angelis (San Carlo Honda Gresini) was joined by fellow premier class stars Sylvain Guintoli and Toni Elias (Alice Team) and Italians Mattia Pasini (250cc, Polaris World) and Simone Corsi (125cc, Jack & Jones WRB) on the visit.

The riders got some insider tips from a local farmer on beekeeping and traditional honey production, before posing for photos in full beekeepers´ outfits and later tasting some of the farm´s honey with some Italian bread.

The World Championship competitors also encountered sheep, donkeys and a cockerel in the tranquil surroundings of the Tuscan countryside.

Ducati satellite rider Guintoli said of the rustic excursion, `I´m not really a city guy, I´ve been brought up in the country and I still live in the countryside in England. I liked the beekeeping thing, I have never done that before and it was quite scary! So it was all good fun today.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE

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