Marquez and Rossi considering off-road battle

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi may face each other on a different kind of race track later this year, as the MotoGP™ rookie sensation has been invited to the nine time World Champion’s favourite playground.

Valentino Rossi's Moto Ranch - which combines a dirt oval and a motocross track, also known as "la biscia" (the Snake) - could be the set of another encounter between the Doctor and MotoGP™ rookie revelation Marquez, as Rossi recently reiterated his invitation to the Repsol Honda rider.

"Valentino already invited me a while ago, but I never managed to plan it well enough. It would be interesting for sure," said Marquez. "We often chat about how and where we train in between GPs, but if there's a small opportunity to, I will go there!"

Rossi regularly welcomes riders from various disciplines at his ranch near Tavullia and looks forward to hosting Marquez in the future. He explained, "Last year, we were there with Colin (Edwards), Corti, Corsi and a lot of Italian riders - we might organize something again this year - I don't know when yet as we have to check when it will possible but maybe before Misano when Marc is in Italy."

Like many riders, Marquez adds motocross to his training schedule, along with cycling and gym sessions, getting his laps in at the Segre track near his native Cervera in Spain.

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