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.

“This is more than a normal victory,” Vale said, rocking his high-tech Oakley Racing gloves, boots, base layer, racing fire suit and eyewear. "When you climb on the top step of the podium it’s always special, but most of all I hope this is the turning point after two difficult seasons, unfortunately difficult beyond any prediction. Let’s hope this is the beginning of a new era.”

The overall spectacle was an incredible display of Oakley’s patented racing technologies on one of our premiere Racing Program Riders. With branding on the track, on Vale’s Ford and more, it was nothing but smiles for the proud and true O advocate.

The dominant performance served as a reintroduction to the glories of victory for Vale. And there’s no doubt whatsoever that he certainly seeks to return to those rival-owning habits this coming year.

“We need to return to winning ways in MotoGP too.”