Aug 29, 2013
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From a press release
issued by SBK Press Office
eni FIM Superbike World Championship: Riders (from left) Sylvain Guintoli, Jules Cuzel, Loris Baz, Max Neukirchner, Jonathan Rea, Marco Melandri, Sam Lowes, Markus Reiterberger and Matej Smrz.
Motor Mania challenge for WSBK stars at the Ring
Nurburgring (Germany), Thursday 29 August 2013 – The eni FIM Superbike World Championship paid a special visit today to Nurburgring's Ring Werk center, a large entertainment complex into the circuit area, that includes a museum, shops and restaurants for all the visitors of the legendary Eifel track.
Inside the museum, that has a beautiful collection of two and four wheels machines and various attractions, a selection of WSBK riders took part in the challenging "Motor Mania" game, an interactive ride in which the participants have to sit in a funny pod and shoot targets with a petrol nozzle, while being taken around in a path a series of dark themed rooms.
Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team), Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet), Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team), Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike), Jules Cluzel (FIXI Crescent Suzuki), Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing Ducati) and WSS Championship leader Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha) were joined by wildcards Matej Smrz (Yamaha Motor Germany) and Markus Reiterberger (VanZon – Remeha – BMW). They were split into three teams and let lose into the maze of lights and lasers to hit as many targets as possible.
The team of Neukirchner, Baz and Lowes managed to score as many points as the other two combined (315,500) and were clearly the big time winners. As a prize for winning, the riders were presented with a bottle of Prosecco DOC each, along with a Nurburgring circuit gift bag.