He’s a legend. He’s Italian. And he’s got style for days. Yes, no matter how much closer ‘Father Time’ pulls Valentino Rossi toward the twilight of his simply legendary MotoGP career, one thing is certain: The Doctor has always and will always be a stylish competitor on whatever set of wheels he happens to be charging on. Exhibit O: The world famous Monza Rally Show. Year after year, the long-time Italian icon has gone head to head with some of the top RallyCar drivers on the planet at Monza (even though his forte has clearly been on two wheels, four wheel beasts come just as natural) – finishing in the Top Three several times (and topping the event last year), even against the likes of World Rally Champions like Sebastien Loeb.
The Doctor’s Back. Valentino Rossi Returns to MotoGP Glory with Netherlands Triumph, Heir Apparent Marquez Claims Second
The Doctor is back. With the pains of a big victory drought with his former team in his rear-view mirror, Valentino Rossi masterfully dominated his way to a long-awaited triumph in the Netherlands this past weekend – topping fellow Oakley rider and new generation young gun, Marc Marquez. “I’m very happy and I can’t believe the victory after a lot of time,” Valentino said following his first win after moving on to Yamaha. "I worked very hard and never gave up.” It didn’t take long for Vale to take the reigns.
Surgical Precision: MotoGP Superstar Valentino “The Doctor” Rossi Smokes Monza Rally Show, Tops World-Class Drivers
You can call him the “Renaissance Man” on all wheels. Oakley’s MotoGP Superstar, Valentino Rossi, displayed yet again what a racing phenomenon he truly is this past weekend – smashing a field of some of the world’s top rally car drivers to emerge victorious at the Monza Rally Show. The result was his third all-time win at the event. Dazzling more than 30,000 raucous fans in the Milan region, the seven-time GP World Champion racked up two victories for Team VR46 Racing (Oakley-Monster) in his WRC (World Rally Championship)-Spec Ford Fiesta – taking the Stage Rally and the Master Show. Clipping Rinaldo Capello by 2.8 seconds, it was yet another showcase of his competitive gift for dominating tracks even out of his primary sport. The sheer elation from the event added to an already positive swing in momentum for the Italian speed demon – who recently switched back to the Yamaha MotoGP Team after struggling through a Championship drought.