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Alonso lends support to young karters 10 May 2007

Young karters at the Vodafone Karting Challenge with Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 4, Spanish Grand Prix, Preparations, Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, 10 May 2007

Fernando Alonso went back to his roots on Thursday morning as he attended a karting challenge event, organised by McLaren sponsors Vodafone as part of their build-up to this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Alonso was on hand to chat with the young competitors and offer them a few tips, as well as helping to present the winners with their trophies. And, of course, the Spaniard couldn’t resist the temptation of briefly getting back behind the wheel of a kart himself.

Local hero Alonso won several Spanish titles during his karting career, which peaked with victory in the world championship in 1996.