A special sprint for Tom Boonen in Fiorano
Excitement and lots of fun for professional cyclist
Tom Boonen during his visit to Ferrari. Boonen - World
Champion in 2005, four-times winner of the legendary
Paris-Roubaix and many other classics - took a break from
his cycling schedule to visit Ferrari. "A magic
moment," he said after seeing the assembly lines. Boonen
was impressed by the exceptional standards of the working
environment and especially by the red bicycles from the
Prancing Horse used by the employees to get around.
The Belgian racer concluded his visit with a test drive of
the F12berlinetta on the Fiorano track accompanied by test
driver Raffaele De Simone.
Ferrari fan Boonen completed a few laps on the track,
immediately getting a feel for the V12. On the tarmac,
slippery due to the rain, the champion gave proof of his
skills on four wheels: "The F12berlinetta communicates
perfectly with the driver," he said at the end of the
test drive. "which is something that puts you
immediately at ease. At the same time the car is incredibly
powerful and dynamic. It's from a different world!"