bwin pressevent - MotoGP - MotoGP stars play poker on the bwin Poker Yacht
MotoGP - 2010-05-01 16:55:00
MotoGP stars play poker on the bwin Poker Yacht
Vienna/Jerez, 29.04.2010: prior to the green lights for the “Gran Premio bwin de
España”, bwin, the world's leading publicly-listed online gaming provider and official
sponsor of MotoGP since 2004, invited riders Colin Edwards (Monster Yamaha Tech 3),
Alvaro Bautista (Rizla Suzuki), Randy de Puniet (LCR Honda), Mika Kallio (Pramac
Racing Team) and Marco Melandri (San Carlo Honda Gresini) to join the team on the
bwin Poker Yacht. After arriving at the yacht in Puerto Sherry on jet skis, the MotoGP
riders took part in a thrilling game of poker.
After having given the MotoGP riders in Jerez the chance to enjoy the excitement of a
game of poker at lofty heights on the bwin Sky Platform in 2009, this time, they had
the chance to swap their bikes for jet skis and tried their hands at some poker fun in a
relaxing environment away from the race track.
A relaxing and fun experience
“This was for sure a good way to fill up with some extra energy, disconnect and get
away from the pressure at the circuit for a couple of hours”, commented Spanish rider,
Alvaro Bautista. Colin Edwards proved to be an expert at Texas Hold´em and went on
to win the game. “I have no excuses. This is where I come from”, he joked. “Here you
also have to concentrate hard but in a completely different way. Here you can sit back
and think about your next move. On the track it all happens faster, right in front of
Marco Melandri also dared to make a forecast for the weekend. “In Moto2, the clear
favourite to win is Toni Elías, in 125cc, it will be a battle between the Spanish riders
and in MotoGP, Pedrosa should bring home a good result but in the end, it will probably be
Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo on the podium.
bwin Poker Night
On Friday, bwin will host the official Poker Night where the media and the winners of
an online promotion will be invited to play a game of poker on the luxury yacht. The
winners will also have the opportunity to watch the “Gran Premio bwin de España” live
with access to the exclusive VIP area.
All of the information on these events as well as photo and video material are available
to download at www.bwinpressevent.com.
All of the current odds are available at https://www.bwin.com/motorbikes