LCR Honda 2011
Playboy publisher and editor, Hugh Hefner, will marry for the third time to his new fiancee Crystal Harris on June 18, 2011 at the Playboy Mansion. Hefner, 84 and Harris, 24 first met at a Halloween costume party at the infamous mansion in the Holmby Hills. His scope does not stop there.
The Playboy magazine empire in Italy (now humming along since 1969) also sponsors Lucio Cecchinello and racer Toni Elias who displayed the wealth of the nineteenth century during a Carnival event for Playboy LCR Honda GP Team has finally announced their MotoGP racing plan 2011 season at the famous Venice Casino.
The Venice Casino plays a leading role in supporting cultural events, pageants and historical festivals, sports and other initiatives promoted by the city of Venice and in the majesty of Sala del Caminetto LCR Team have displayed some of the bikes involved in 16 year of competitions including Honda RC212V no. 24 that the Moto2 World Champion will ride in the next 18 GPs.
More than 170 guests have toasted to the new season beginning deepening the acquaintance of the Spanish MotoGP rider who dispensed smiles and handshakes around together with his Honda Team Manager and some crew members.
Toni Elias (Playboy LCR Honda MotoGP) says: "I flew here from Barcelona with my mum and my dad and we were all surprised because the party was unique! Venice is a wonderful city and the event was incredible. I could feel the affection of the Team guests and I was very happy because I met them for the first time.
"I must thank Lucio and the team staff for their efforts because this party was a real success. On the stage I joked with Lucio about our past challenges when he was a 125cc rider and now he is my Boss!
"We are leaving for Qatar in a couple of days and I hope to return all this trust to Lucio, his Team and all the fans. It won’t be easy but I am very stubborn (Lucio knows my temper!) and the premier class already gave me several successes that’s why I am very confident".
Lucio Cecchinello (Playboy LCR Honda MotoGP) says: "First of all I want to thank all our guests for their affection because they have welcomed Toni and his family in the best way.
"Thanks to the precious support of Venice Casino we have realized a special party in a magnificent city and our guests could meet Toni appreciating his spontaneity like I do.
"I raced with him in the past and on track he is very tough (like the majority of the Spanish riders) so I am sure he will do his best using his experience.
"The Championship is approaching and there is a lot of work to do but we like the challenges and our passion for this sport is an incredible boost for me and the squad".
In addition to the delicious Venetian food and champagne the diners have celebrated surrounded by the famous Playboy bunnies and the beautiful nineteenth century ladies.
Although Hugh Hefner was not in attendance you can be sure the Playboy himself would have been admiring the Burlesque show, playing at the gaming tables and dancing till the dawn at Palazzina Grassi in the unique Carnival atmosphere.