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Canepa goes on piste at Italian event

Canepa goes on piste at Italian event

MotoGP debutant takes part in Snowbreak university program.

Alice Team rider Niccolo Canepa mixed with alter-ego Niccolo Canepa: Mechanical Engineering student this past weekend in his native Italy, as the MotoGP rookie joined in the country´s biggest winter event. The Genoa student was one of almost two thousand students in attendance at the Vialattea ski resort for Snowbreak, and even got to compete in events as varied as snow scooter and pitbike competition between December 5th and December 8th.

`This has been for me a special occasion to feel like a normal student. Being with people of my age that are also enrolled in university made me feel really good,´ said Canepa after his star turn.

`I was impressed of the amount of students that were here, and everybody was always busy with various events, competitions and parties that were part of the program. Of course this hasn´t been just a vacation, next year an important season is waiting for me and here I trained every morning in the gym and followed a specific diet. Yesterday I was also able to ski for a while.´

Canepa´s principle study program over the winter months will be ways to pick up the pace with the Ducati Desmosedici GP9 Sat, in preparation for his debut season in the premier class.

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