Rossi pulled up to the VR46 Motor Ranch early in the afternoon, as he so often does, but this time he did not go for one of his usual off-road bikes. Instead, he slipped on his MotoGP gear and opted to ride his YZR-M1.
Spectators had gathered on either side of the road and the Tavullia town square was packed with fans, all dressed in VR46 gear, rhythmically chanting “Vale!”. The Doctor made a quick stop to greet the crowds before he continued his road trip riding to his next destination: the VR46 headquarters.
A quick interview and a picture with the entire VR46 staff later, he was back on his way, heading straight for the Misano track. However, riding his beloved YZR-M1, he couldn‘t resist a lap around the circuit before parking it in the team‘s pit box, ready for this weekend‘s Grand Prix.