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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.