Felice Monteleone – FMPhotoSport Moto2 News
Infinity RedBull Racing F1 Team Official Press Release – Chines GP Preview, 9 April 2015
Ahead of this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, Red Bull racers, Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat have been busy sampling some local activities with our friends from Red Bull China.
On Wednesday, Daniel was at Guyi Gardens, in Nanxiang, where he completed a light martial arts workout with local expert, Mr Yang. Dan went through various stretching exercises, followed by high kicks and flat palm exercises in front of a gathering crowd.
A fan of martial arts, Daniel commented:
“I really enjoy martial arts from both the sporting perspective and also the movement of the body. It’s very cool to see the human body flow the way it does in these routines – I’ve got a lot of respect for the practitioners and enjoy watching what they do. It’s pretty far removed from what we do, as we’re strapped down in the car and don’t have much in the way of a range of movements – but a lot of the stuff we can learn from martial artists can be employed in our training.”
Meanwhile Dan’s team-mate Daniil headed to Shanghai’s MTR Plaza to pit his virtual racing skills up against some top-class Chinese computer gamers champions.
Daniil took on female gaming champion Ma Xue on a custom-built track specially designed for the challenge, followed by the next challenger Infi, with whom he completed a two-lap close-fought affair. The gaming arena at the MTR Plaza in Shanghai is set to stay in place for 10 weeks, during which time it will host a number of individual and team championship battles.
Daniil and Daniel are now looking ahead to this weekend’s race at the Shanghai International Circuit.
“We’re definitely looking to make some progress,” said Daniil.
“We want to start making big steps forward and this race here in China is the one where I hope things start to get better for us.” Fresh from his exertions in the park, Daniel said “I’m expecting a good weekend here in China. The first two racing weekends of the season have been a little bit tricky so we’re definitely coming here with higher hopes. Hopefully we can get a good race under our belts.”