Valentino Rossi

  • Valentino Rossi in the Ferrari 488 Pista

    Multiple MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi took time out from his busy schedule to sample the latest and greatest from Ferrari, the 488 Pista, on Wednesday. The test drive took place at Ferrari's Fiorano test track in Maranello, Italy, where Rossi was able to push the 710-horsepower machine to the limits. Ferrari says the hardcore 488 variant needs 1:21.5 to lap the 1.86-mile track. That compares to the 1:19.70 the flagship LaFerrari needs and the record 55.99 time set by Michael Schumacher in Ferrari's 2004 Formula 1 car. Speaking of F1, Rossi has close ties with Ferrari and there have been...

  • Yamaha self-driving motorcycle, Motobot
    Yamaha to show robot rider at CES that will challenge Valentino Rossi

    Yamaha plans to pit man against machine with its latest self-riding motorcycle concept. And it has an appropriate name: Motobot. The Japanese motorcycle company announced last Tuesday that it will bring its Motobot concept to the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where it will detail the...

  • Valentino Rossi at Goodwood FOS
    MotoGP Icon Valentino Rossi Thrills At Goodwood Festival Of Speed

    On or off a motorcycle, nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi is an entertaining character. Rossi arrived at the Goodwood Festival of Speed fresh off a victory in the Dutch Grand Prix. While "The Doctor" had started from pole position, the race came down to heroic last-lap efforts after contact...

  • Valentino Rossi tests Kyle Busch's NASCAR Nationwide Toyota Camry
    Valentino Rossi admits another F1 chance unlikely

    Valentino Rossi believes he turned down his only opportunity to switch to Formula 1. A few years ago, the Italian and multiple MotoGP champion tested Ferrari's single seaters and was believed to have been offered the 2006 race seat alongside Michael Schumacher. Rossi, now 29, ultimately opted to...

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