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23 days ago
By motogp.com

Rossi lays down the rubber at Misano

The Doctor was back on board a road bike as we see MotoGP™ riders on track for the first time since the Qatar Test

It’s been a while since we’ve had the privilege of witnessing MotoGP™ riders tearing it round our favourite circuits. To say it’s been missed is an understatement. But on Thursday the 21st of May, Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) was back on track as he lapped the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.

The Doctor lives just up the road from Misano and having been out training on the Ranch with fellow VR46 Academy riders Franco Morbidelli and Luca Marini in the last week or so, the nine-time World Champion was able to hit the asphalt on a Yamaha R1 superbike. With fellow MotoGP™ star Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) also able to get back on a Grand Prix track at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, excitement is now starting to build as we see more and more riders getting back down to business.

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