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Rossi thrilled with charity motocross event

Rossi thrilled with charity motocross event

Italian rider delighted with the success of his motocross event, organised for the benefit of young leukaemia sufferers. Watch the free video on motogp.com now.

Valentino Rossi was extremely pleased with the outcome of the motocross event he organised in Cavallara on Sunday, as more than 10,000 attendees helped make the day a great success.

The event, titled ‘motocross dei Campioni, 30 anni dopo’, was won by Andrea Dovizioso, with other Italian riders such as Marco Melandri, Loris Capirossi, Marco Simoncelli and Mattia Pasini, as well as 125cc World Champion Julián Simón and former 500cc title holder Kevin Schwantz also participating.

Arranged by the 2009 MotoGP World Champion to raise funds for a children’s hospital based in Pesaro which helps leukaemia sufferers, Rossi was overjoyed with the turnout in numbers.

“This was important because it was a charity event for children. We are thrilled by the response, and it is exciting to see all these people here in Cavallara. It’s also nice to compete with the other riders!” explained Rossi. “I thank all the riders who wanted to come. I think it was a good show and we’ve been fortunate this year because it didn’t rain, so we’ve all thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Revealing his plans for the rest of the month, Rossi added, “I will still race. Later this month I’ll participate in the Monza Rally, in a Ford, and the week after I’ll be at the Bologna Motorshow, also with a Ford. After that, I’ll have a holiday, and I’ll go skiing!”

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MotoGP, 2009, Valentino Rossi

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