Madrid players take to gokarts, receive cars from sponsor
Real Madrid players changed into auto racing suits for a go-kart race on Friday, then drove home expensive cars. Captain Sergio Ramos won on the track and for his ride home, selected an Audi S8 Plus estimated to cost 160,000 euros ($177,000). Audi promoted the kart race. Spanish newspaper Marca said Audi made its Q7 model available to all players, but those selecting to keep their cars after the season — at a 30 percent discount — could pick their own models. Marca said Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Zinedine Zidane could pick their own cars without having to buy them after the season. Ronaldo, who was among several players who did not participate in the kart race, selected the Audi RS 6 Performance, which costs about 145,000 euros. Zidane picked a similar model. Barcelona players received their cars from Audi in a similar event last week.