Valentino Rossi is about to collect yet another award in his never-ending career, and he will do so at Misano at the hands of Luigi Di Maio, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. An award that he will receive for having affirmed the excellence of Made in Italy in the world throughout a career studded with successes, duels and celebrations that have gone down in motorsport history, and above all for his unique way of making Italians proud.
For years, Sunday in Italy was synonymous with a victory by Valentino Rossi or Michael Schumacher with Ferrari. The symbols of a winning Italy that have travelled around the world and Valentino will be awarded for this, for having given successes and above all for having affirmed his own way of facing sport, always with a smile on his lips but ready to give everything to beat any adversary.
The award was designed by Aldo Drudi and there could be no better stage than the last Italian stage of his very long career.