AND THE WINNER IS...
Have you ever dreamt of meeting your heroes in person? See them live in action? For some lucky winners this dream came true. In a BEYOND REASON online raffle, Oakley gave away a Moto GP VIP package. Here’s the report of the lucky winner, Lluís Romeu Porta from Barcelona, Spain:
We leave Barcelona on a Thursday to fly to Bologna, Italy. We really like this city! On Friday we continue our visit of Bologna, and then drive to the beach town, Cattolica, to arrive at our hotel at 14:00h. The hotel is just fantastic, incredible – it’s so cool and hard to put it in words! A little later we go to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli racetrack. So this is where it all happens! There are a lot of people already here, all lovers of motorbikes like us. It’s amazing!
From the racetrack we decide go to Coriano, where the late Motor Cycle World Champion, Marco Simoncelli, grew up and lived with his family since childhood, and was laid to rest after his accident. It’s very touching and emotional to see all the photos, donations and messages people leave in memory of Marco.
Our last stop for the day is Tavullia, where our hero Valentino Rossi lives, the best motorbike rider of the world! We finish the day going back to our amazing hotel!
We start Saturday morning with a wonderful breakfast where the people at the hotel are very friendly – it’s incredible! After breakfast we make sure that we quickly get to the racetrack, the parking is included, and the VIP village awaits us. One word appropriately summarizes the VIP village: LUXURY!!!! We drink and eat whatever we want whenever we want, and the whole time we are surrounded by motorbikes! We even see Valentio Rossi inside the VIP village – it’s like a dream! At 17:00h we finally go back to the hotel. The swimming pool is awesome (as you can see from our photos)! After the swim we return to Tavullia to enjoy the ambiance of the village a bit more, then go to Cattolica for dinner, and fall into bed – Sunday will be another exciting, long day!
Sunday is race day! We get to the racetrack very early and have a second breakfast (after the one in the hotel). We watch the warm up and the races.
We watch them on pelouse, with all tiffosi’s. The best race is the MotoGP race where Valentino Rossi finishes on 2nd place! Once the race is finished, we just “invade” the racetrack and get close to the podium – it’s spectacular! At the end of the day we even get passes to the paddock and go to see all the riders. We take pictures with Marc Márquez, Mattia Pasini, Álvaro Bautista, Aleix Espargaró and Andrea Iannone… Wow, what a day! We are exhausted and fall asleep immediately.
On Monday morning we have our last breakfast at the hotel, and as always it’s excellent! On our way to Bologna we stop in San Marino, another beautiful, beautiful place. The trip is coming to its end. It has been a dream come true of motorbikes, luxury, great food and drinks, Italy, Valentio Rossi – the best weekend we could have imagined!
Thank so much for inviting us for this trip!!!