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CNN on Rossi’s 300 GPs and a special weekend at Mugello

CNN’s Jonathan Hawkins has run a special feature with the global news giant on Valentino Rossi’s milestone of reaching 300 Grands Prix on the same weekend as the MotoGP™ World Championship visits the magnificent Mugello circuit.

Hawkins writes, ‘On Sunday one of Italy's greatest sons Valentino Rossi celebrates a special anniversary as the man known to all on two wheels as "The Doctor" lines up for his 300th MotoGP race. And what a special stage for such a special day. Coiled like a basking viper in the Tuscan hills lays Mugello, the Ferrari-owned circuit that may be both MotoGP's most evocative and beautiful.’

Giving the word to former MotoGP™ rider and Superbike World Champion James Toseland on the beauty of Mugello, Hawkins quotes Toseland as saying, "You hit 215mph at the end of the Mugello Straight, and carving through the valley at that speed is pretty incredible. All the riders really enjoy the event. The support, the camping, the scenery, it's like a mini-festival."


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