Some temptations just cannot be resisted, even if in the past they have met with unpleasant surprises. Valentino Rossi, from time to time, cannot do without motocross. It’s a discipline in which many MotoGP riders train, but it must be done in small doses. In 2017, on the eve of the Italian GP at Mugello, he fell heavily when landing after a jump on the Cavallara track and came to his home race with a chest trauma.
Since then, his friends and father Graziano have forbidden him from doing motocross. Last year, however, he managed to get their permission to return to the scene of the ‘crime’ for a day in which he shared the training with Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci, among others.
For Rossi this year has also started in the mud and with jumps. In recent days, in fact, he has been training on the Tre Ponti Mx Track in Ravenna, together with the other riders of the VR46 Riders Academy.
Valentino usually rides a dirt track bike at the Ranch, but he doesn't mind varying his training routine. Furthermore, according to all the riders, motocross is an excellent training discipline to improve reflexes and endurance.
The Doctor was thus able to return to his old love, waiting to get to grips with 'his' Yamaha M1 in Sepang on February 7, when winter tests begin.