Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rossi kicks off 2010

It seems like Rossi has had a very busy start to the year promoting Yamaha racing in Dehli a couple of weekends ago at India’s largest motor show. Meeting over 1000 fans and Indian Mega movie star Jon Abraham, Rossi commented that he had a great time and that he hopes one day MotoGP can head to India.

If that wasn’t enough excitement, Vale has spent the last couple of days testing for the Ferrari Formula1 Team at the Catalunya Track, Spain. Initially Rossi’s lap times were hindered by weather and technical problems with the car. By the end of the testing session and 68 laps Rossi had plummeted his lap time to 1m25s just 5 seconds off the World Champion Jenson Buttons 2009 pole position time at the same track.

Rossi on wet tyres. 2010 Catalunya Ferrari test.

Stating he was happy with the test Rossi went on to say “We had some problems with the track when it was wet, but in the afternoon on slicks we recorded some good times because the track was drying out.”

This is the sixth test Vale has had in a Ferrari F1 car, yet the MotoGP World Champion still has a huge passion for rallying and has always said that if he moved from 2 wheels to 4, it would be in that direction.

Good luck Vale. Not that you need it!

Be well.

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