Monster Energy releases the fifth and final episode of the Valentino Rossi: The Doctor series. This episode explores the VR46 offices and staff, in his hometown of Tavullia, and the training of young riders at the VR46 Ranch. Staff:
Valentino first believes that the merchandising is the link between the sportsman and his fans. He gave us very few rules. The first one is ‘never compromise on quality”.
Monster Energy release the fourth episode of their Valentino Rossi: The Doctor series. This episode examines Rossi’s impact and influence through two decades of MotoGP, and some of his memorable trackside gags.
I race always with number 46. It’s important for the fans to recognize. I see a lot of babies love 46 because it’s yellow.
Monster releases the third in their Valentino Rossi: The Doctor series. The episode concentrates on “The Ranch,” Rossi’s dirt-track training facility, which is just outside his hometown of Tavullia, Italy. The video includes cameos from Rossi’s friends, Colin Edwards II and Loris Capirossi, who explain what has made The Ranch special to motorbike racing fans.
My father Graziano bought this land. The first idea was to make a drifting track, but then we decided to make a track for motorcycles. We concentrate very much on the track — very fast, very wide — and for the rest we tried to conserve the taste of this place.
Monster Energy releases the second of five episodes in its Valentino Rossi” The Doctor Series videos. The episode looks at the importance of Mugello to Rossi, who has won seven races in a row at the circuit, and other Italian riders. The video closes with thoughts from various people about this year’s event, where Rossi experienced engine failure.
Every rider loves this track, but when you ride it, it is very difficult, very demanding physically, and very scary, because it is very fast. The special thing about Mugello is the number of people around the track. It’s like another track. But when you ride the bike you feel the people. You feel the people very close.
Rossi meets MOTBOT, Yamaha’s robotic driver. The team says that the R1 itself is unmodified, and use various sensors to detect its surroundings. The team says it will challenge Rossi on the track in 2017. Rossi signs MOTOBOT’s helmet and runs some laps for data.
How about I help you guys out by doing some laps. I think the data might help you with your work…Hey MOTOBOT! It is better you watch carefully. Maybe take some notes.
Monster Energy releases the first of five episodes in its Valentino Rossi: The Doctor Series videos. This episode features insights from Colin Edwards, Rossi, and people from Rossi’s hometown of Tavullia. The video includes clips from throughout Rossi’s career, including some early 125cc Grand Prix action as well as from some of his post-victory celebrations.
Rossi talks about the British GP at Silverstone.
Silverstone is a great track. Very difficult, very long, but full of history. Last year was not so bad. For sure there will be harder, maybe difficult conditions, maybe cold, maybe rain, so we have to be ready for all aspects.