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Rossi takes third test with Ferrari

Rossi takes third test with Ferrari

Rossi takes third test with Ferrari

While many of his MotoGP colleagues were back on their bikes this week in Spain at the Valencia test, World Champion Valentino Rossi was busy on four wheels as he undertook another test in Ferrari's F1 car back in his native Italy.

On Wednesday the Doctor drove the Ferrari on the prestigious Italian car manufacturer's own test track in Fiorano, clocking up around 40 laps. He then headed to Mugello on Thursday, a track he knows perhaps better than any other having taken four consecutive wins there in the MotoGP class.

It was the third time that Rossi has tested with the 'Prancing Horse' brand. On both days the seven-time World Champion drove Ferrari's 2004 F1 prototype. The Italian will swap back to two wheels by the end of the month as he starts Yamaha's winter testing programme at Sepang, Malaysia, kicking off his preparation for the 2006 season in which he will bid to retain the title in the premier class for the sixth consecutive year.

MotoGP, 2005, Valentino Rossi

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