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Alonso wins Ducati, Ferrari ice kart race

Fernando Alonso wins Ducati, Ferrari ice kart race at Wrooom 2013
The Ducati/Ferrari Wrooom Press Ski Meeting concluded on Friday evening with the traditional kart race on ice involving the MotoGP and F1 stars.

While the two-wheel stars have caused an upset in recent years - Nicky Hayden winning in 2010 and Valentino Rossi in 2012 - this year's event ended with an all-F1 podium of Fernando Alonso (the 2011 winner) from test driver Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa.

Alonso recovered from a spin early in the first race to snatch victory with a hard late pass on Andrea Dovizioso, for which Alonso apologised. The 2012 F1 title runner-up then also won the second leg, which began in the reverse order of the first race.

New Ducati signing Dovizioso - who had earlier won the snowboard race - was left best of the two-wheeled stars in fourth overall, followed by Hayden in fifth and MotoGP rookie Andrea Iannone in seventh.

The Factory and Pramac Ducati riders, including Ben Spies, who did not take part in the ice race due to his healing shoulder, will complete their first 2013 MotoGP laps at the start of the official Sepang test in early February.




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Krusty The Klown - Unregistered

January 19, 2013 3:45 PM

Ice karting is really big in Texas. They have thousands of frozen lakes, many year round. Ben Spies is a nine time texas ice karting champion. He also is an excellent surfer and can often been seen riding the waves near his beach front home in Arizona!! Oh, and by the way, Ben is also an excellent figure skater!

Krusty The Klown - Unregistered

January 19, 2013 11:37 PM

@Rob, Ben spies actually studied martial arts under Chuck Norris when he was a child in Texas. He eventually played a bit part in the now defunct television series, Walker Texas Ranger! After achieving the rank of second degree black belt,Ben moved on to other interests, primarily figure skating, ice kart racing, surfing, and later to motorcycle racing. Ben is truly a multi faceted individual. He also writes poetry and collects key chains!



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