MotoGP’s Spanish contingent –minus Dani Pedrosa- attend event in Barcelona’s ‘Esferic’ building.
The Gran Premio Cinzano de Catalunya was officially presented on Wednesday afternoon in Barcelona, giving details on the event that will take place in Spain on the 12th-14th of June.
Circuit de Cataunya Director General Ramón Praderas, Catalonian Govenrment Vice President Josep Lluís Carod-Rovira and General Sport Secretary Anna Pruna welcomed all but one of the Spanish riders competing in the 2009 MotoGP World Championship, with the exception of injured Repsol Honda man Dani Pedrosa. Jorge Lorenzo, Toni Eliás and Sete Gibernau –who himself returns from a spell on the sidelines for his home race- were all present, alongside riders from the 125cc and 250cc class.
It was announced that two riders from outside of the region would be honoured over the course of the Grand Prix weekend, with Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden lined up to unveil commemorative plaques on the ‘Avenida de los Campeones’ in recognition of their respective MotoGP World Championship triumphs.
Mr. Carod-Rovira also revealed that a collaboration with a local bloodbank means that all those donating on 9th June will be given two tickets to attend the race.