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Alguersuari and Red Bull wow Hong Kong 20 Jun 2011

Jaime Alguersuari, Red Bull Dragon Run, Hong Kong, June 18, 2011 Jaime Alguersuari, Red Bull Dragon Run, Hong Kong, June 18, 2011 Jaime Alguersuari, Red Bull Dragon Run, Hong Kong, June 18, 2011

The weekend between Canada and Europe gave Red Bull’s showcar team the chance to head to Hong Kong and give the locals a thrilling taste of Formula One power, with Toro Rosso driver Jaime Alguersuari in the driving seat.

More than 43,000 spectators turned out to line Lung Wo Road on Saturday and watch Alguersuari perform short sprints, burnouts and donuts, as the Spaniard put the Red Bull showcar through its paces.

“I am very happy to get the chance to visit this energetic and fast-paced city,” Alguersuari told Red Bull Racing’s official website. “Hong Kong is not unlike the Formula One driver's life - always progressive, professional and concentrated.

“I love driving an F1 car, and it's great fun driving it away from the race track, to be able to drive an F1 car on the streets of Hong Kong, one of the busiest cities in the world, is crazy, so I am very fortunate to accomplished that.”

Among the support acts to Algueruari’s high-speed runs were superbike and drift show demonstrations, and among the local celebrities present to witness them were Hong Kong racing drivers Darryl O’Young and Poon Siu-Fan, Hong Kong team football player Lo Hwan-yu, 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games men’s windsurfing champion Chan King-yin and aspiring go-kart driver Jacky Chan.

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