MONSTER Energy, one of Valentino Rossi’s sponsors, is making a series of videos about the star, and most of the series is now available online.
The series of well-made videos tries to give you an insight into the man, through interviews with Rossi, former competitors, team members and his friends.
Along the way the producers take in a MotoGP at Mugello, his home track, then visit the Rossi Ranch and lots more.
It’s a promotional series of videos, but that’s OK: it’s still great viewing.
Especially good is the piece on the Rossi Ranch. It turns out Rossi isn’t the only one riding, training and learning how to go fast at the Rossi Ranch, he regularly hosts groups of riders from former GP stars (like his hero, Kevin Schwantz) to teenage up-and-comers.
For the race fan it’s an insight into how these guys acquire the skills you see on display at the world’s biggest races and for any motorcyclist its a great example of how motorcyclists just seem to love getting together and riding, racing and bullshitting.