Cycleworld.com profiles Rossi’s VR46 Academy, where 11 young riders are tought the “Valentino Method,” which combines scientific precision, passion and fun. The school, which is supported by Yamama, has a 1.8 mile dirt-track, which was built based on Rossi’s father’s intuition that training on dirt improves bike control skills. dirt track to improve his skills controlling the bike. The track has left and right turns, and changes of elevation, and there are already plans to make it bigger, build a jump, and possibly open it to the public. Students learn, race, and discuss their day’s results over a “grigliata,” a typical barbecue. Rossi:
The target is to raise young Italian talent and give them an opportunity to shine.