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29 days ago
By motogp.com

It’s ITA vs QAT as Rossi takes on skeet shooting

The ‘Doctor’ tries his hand at something different in the desert

A nine-time motorcycle racing World Champion and a two-time Dakar Rally winner go skeet shooting? Yup! That was the pre-event ahead of the #QatarGP, as local hero Nasser Al-Attiyah met the ‘Doctor’ ahead of the first race of the year.

Al-Attiyah, who won the Dakar in 2011 and 2015, is also an Olympic medalist in skeet shooting – taking the Bronze at London 2012, and competing for his country since 1996. So the impressive Qatari athlete joined up with another multi-talented sportsman - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Rossi - ahead of the first race of the year at Losail International Circuit, showing the Italian the ropes and both men doing some shooting under the desert sun.

Rossi goes shooting in Qatar

Dust settled, the 'Doctor' is next in the Press Conference for round one – which gets underway at 17:00 local time (GMT +3).

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