The morning after riding his Yamaha M1 to a sixth-place finish at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, nine-time Grand Prix World Champion Valentino Rossi landed in Charlotte, N.C., to race around another track; only this time there were no right turns. (UPDATED with additional photos.) Rossi met up with NASCAR racer and […]
Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden Frolicking in the Snow [Video]
Last week, we wrote about Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden and Ducati’s annual Wrooom ski and press event in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. While Ducati, Rossi and Hayden are under intense pressure to perform better in 2012 than they did in the 2011 MotoGP season, the Wrooom event provided the riders and the team a chance to unwind before getting back to work.
Ducati has released a video featuring its two factory riders enjoying the slopes at the ski result in the Italian Alps.Watch the video after the jump of Rossi and Hayden riding a Ducati-adorned Ski-Doo and snowboarding. But when neither the snowmobile or snowboards proved to be fast enough, the two racers hopped on a Ducati Desmosedici equipped with studded tires.
Admittedly, stunt doubles were used in some of the boarding scenes (what, you didn’t think Ducati would actually let their star riders do those stunts, did you?) but Rossi and Hayden looked like they had a blast.
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[Source: Ducati (YouTube)]