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Scorching sunshine as paddock prepares for Montmeló weekend

Scorching sunshine as paddock prepares for Montmeló weekend

The MotoGP fraternity are making their final preparations for the Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya on Thursday.

Thursday’s preliminary activities at the Montmeló circuit on the outskirts of Barcelona will take place in brilliant sunshine at the Catalan venue, with plenty on the agenda before Friday’s on-track action commences.

Early in the afternoon Fiat Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo will present his special edition livery in the colours of his beloved Barcelona Football Club, to be worn this weekend in acknowledgement of the team’s successes in winning the Spanish Cup, Spanish league and Champions League this season. Delegates from the club which enjoys great support throughout Catalonia will also attend the photo opportunity on the grid.

Lorenzo will also later attend the official pre-event press conference ahead of his home GP, alongside fellow home riders Dani Pedrosa, Toni Elías and Sete Gibernau, in addition to 2007 Barcelona racewinner Casey Stoner.

Showing his caring side, Lorenzo will also be hosting a group of children from the cancer ward at the Vall d´Hebron hospital, at the circuit on Thursday. Last month the 22 year-old rider inaugurated a room for the children in the hospital and has now invited them to visit the World Championship paddock.

Late in the afternoon Dr. Xavi Mir, a specialist frequently visited by numerous Grand Prix riders will host a presentation of the Foundation Dakar Solidario joining Red Bull’s charity, Wings for Life, with many MotoGP names expected to attend.

There will also be events throughout the day to raise money for Riders For Health, the official charity of MotoGP, with paying guests touring the paddock and the track itself.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2009, GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA

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