This year was no exception for our two drivers, as Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda were given a guided tour by two Turkish Red Bull athletes. Hande Baladin is a star of the Turkish Women’s Volleyball Team and she was joined by Toprak Razgatlıoğlu, who has truly put Turkey on the motorcycle racing map, as he currently leads the ultra-competitive World Superbike Championship, with just two more rounds to go.
The day began with a racing theme, as Pierre attended the Red Bull Racers Zone to play the ever-popular game, before he was joined by Yuki for a photoshoot down on the river front. For Red Bull athletes and AlphaTauri drivers, it was an appropriate setting given that “Bosphorus” derives from an ancient Thracian word meaning “passage of the cow,” linked to a mythological legend. In this the second year of our team’s life under the AlphaTauri sign, Pierre and Yuki have got well used to any photo opportunity turning into a fashion shoot and yesterday both guys found themselves modeling items from the current autumn/winter collection. After that it was time for more sightseeing with a boat trip down the famous strait that separates the European and Asian sides of this historic city, with Pierre also going “full-on tourist” feeding the seagulls that followed them noisily down the river.