In the ’90s ranches were an American concept, very different from how bikes were viewed and used in Europe. Some time ago, flat track and dirt track became a part of almost every rider's vocabulary and Valentino Rossi paved the way.
The third episode of the web series dedicated to the Doctor focuses on his Ranch in Tavullia, the most famous dirt track in the world, set deep in the hills. Champions of all specialties and all ages have ridden on it, from Schwantz down.
“My father Graziano had bought the land, the first idea was to build a track for car drifting and then we thought about bikes - recounts Valentino - Flat track is not a very dangerous discipline, less so than MX, and you can learn to control the slide and the bike when it skids”.
The Ranch is a gym, but also a meeting place and a "school" for the riders of the VR46 Riders Academy. Now get comfortable and discover the secrets by watching the video here.