Rossi's Ranch: Time For Tea?

With summer in full swing and the school holidays looming quite a few of us can probably look back on younger years mucking about on BMXs on some dusty handcrafted circuit lovingly hewn from some old quarry or forgotten corner of the woods.

Overgrown child that he is, Valentino Rossi is still doing just that, albeit with motorbikes and his own, rather more extensive, private dirt bike track. Anyone who had their track flattened by 'the man' back in the day can only look on and wonder at how Rossi managed to get away with such a construction in the middle of the beautiful countryside outside Tavullia but when you're a motorcycling god you can clearly get away with such things.

This video is a promo for Dainese and there's no earth shattering conclusion to the supposed 'race' between Rossi and invited guests Guy Martin and Supermoto World Champion Thomas Chareyre - they're just there for a hoon basically. The grins and dust-caked leathers tell the main story; the love of mucking about on bikes is as sincere as you could hope for and Rossi's passion for his sport totally infectious. Good luck to him!




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  • bubney72 26 Jul 2013

    Brilliant, what a laugh roaring round your own track with your friends.

  • Walter Sobchak 26 Jul 2013

    topsprayer said:
    ??you can buy a brand new yz250 off yam?
    Sadly not, but they must have a few unused ones lying about.

  • macdeb 25 Jul 2013

    garyhun said:
    Quite agree

  • garyhun 25 Jul 2013

    macdeb said:
    Yes, I should think they probably were wink
    It's just a bit of fun showing what a biking fan he is. Don't wish to get drawn into 'another' faboi thing.
    Quite agree

  • gareth_r 25 Jul 2013

    aeropilot said:
    That track and surface is crying out for some proper manly Flat-Trackers though wink...
    Rossi was watching when Kenny Roberts rode the TZ750 at the Indy Mile in 2009.

    I wonder if Yamaha have a spare YZF-M1 engine?

    I think they're gonna need a bigger track.


    Edited by gareth_r on Thursday 25th July 17:23

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