20 October 2011
Diego Jabalquinto / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
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The entire Real Madrid squad received their new Audi cars on Thursday afternoon in an event held at Madrid's Carlos Sainz Center. The event was preceded by a kart race and was attended by Real Madrid President Florentino Perez, Volkswagen Purchases Vice President Francisco Garcia Sanz. and Volkswagen Audi Spain President Ludger Fretzen.
The act started with an official photo. The players joked around before getting into a kart each for a race tournament. They went through two qualifying rounds to choose the ten best for a final race. Casillas, Ramos, Granero, Adan, Alonso, Arbeloa and Callejon raced first; it was then the turn of Ronaldo, Kaka, Pepe, Marcelo, Di Maria, Ozil, Benzema and Varane. The finalists were Granero, Marcelo, Benzema, Arbeloa, Callejon, Sergio Ramos, Di Maria, Pepe, Adan and Ozil. The race was won by Granero, followed by Benzema and Ramos.
Manuel Caballero, Audi Spain Director
"Audi is a European leader that works to achieve sales leadership worldwide, and Real Madrid fights to once again win titles it already has. We follow parallel roads and use the same methodology in our pursuit of success in sports and business."
"We have great hopes this season and I think we are doing a magnificent job in the sports arena."
Francisco Garcia Sanz
"I'm convinced we will be very successful together. I wish to express my best wishes for Real Madrid and I hope we can celebrate this event again next year with a guests of honour: trophies from the championships we participate in."