Rossi-Mania Starts Early with Ranch-to-Misano Road Trip

Press Release | September 10, 2019

Rossi rides his YZR-M1 from the VR46 Motor Ranch to the Misano World Circuit as a pre-San-Marino-GP stunt.

Rossi rides his YZR-M1 from the VR46 Motor Ranch to the Misano World Circuit as a pre-San-Marino-GP stunt.

This is a press release from Yamaha Racing…

Tavullia, Italy (September 10, 2019) – Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi had the fans in a frenzy when they unexpectedly saw their hero go past them on his YZR-M1, riding from the VR46 Motor Ranch to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli as a pre-San-Marino-GP stunt.

Rossi rides his YZR-M1 from the VR46 Motor Ranch to the Misano World Circuit as a pre-San-Marino-GP stunt.

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP‘s Valentino Rossi saw his dream come true today at the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini MotoGP pre-event. For years the local hero had hoped to ride his Yamaha YZR-M1 from his VR46 Motor Ranch to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, on public roads, and with careful planning his vision became reality.

Rossi rides his YZR-M1 from the VR46 Motor Ranch to the Misano World Circuit as a pre-San-Marino-GP stunt.

Rossi pulled up to the VR46 Motor Ranch early in the afternoon, as he so often does, but this time he did not go for one of his usual off-road bikes. Instead, he slipped on his MotoGP gear and opted to ride his YZR-M1.

Rossi rides his YZR-M1 from the VR46 Motor Ranch to the Misano World Circuit as a pre-San-Marino-GP stunt.
Rossi rides his YZR-M1 from the VR46 Motor Ranch to the Misano World Circuit as a pre-San-Marino-GP stunt.

Spectators had gathered on either side of the road and the Tavullia town square was packed with fans, all dressed in VR46 gear, rhythmically chanting “Vale!”. The Doctor made a quick stop to greet the crowds before he continued his road trip riding to his next destination: the VR46 headquarters.

Rossi rides his YZR-M1 from the VR46 Motor Ranch to the Misano World Circuit as a pre-San-Marino-GP stunt.
Rossi rides his YZR-M1 from the VR46 Motor Ranch to the Misano World Circuit as a pre-San-Marino-GP stunt.

A quick interview and a picture with the entire VR46 staff later, he was back on his way, heading straight for the Misano track. However, riding his beloved YZR-M1, he couldn‘t resist a lap around the circuit before parking it in the team‘s pit box, ready for this weekend‘s Grand Prix.

Rossi rides his YZR-M1 from the VR46 Motor Ranch to the Misano World Circuit as a pre-San-Marino-GP stunt.
Rossi rides his YZR-M1 from the VR46 Motor Ranch to the Misano World Circuit as a pre-San-Marino-GP stunt.

“It‘s a dream come true, because when we were young and rode our 50cc scooters, we always dreamed of passing through Tavullia on a MotoGP bike, the M1, and today that dream became reality. It was a fantastic moment, with great emotion, I enjoyed it very much! The M1 is good on the road, I felt good. In Tavullia, in the town square, there were a lot of people, a lot of fans, and it looked like they also enjoyed it a lot.”

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