Ben Spies topped the time sheets ahead of teammate Jorge Lorenzo as Yamaha continued its MotoGP pre-season testing in Malaysia. While their rivals at Honda were idled by an engine problem, the two factory Yamaha riders found improvement on their Day One times and gathered data about riding in both wet and dry conditions. Spies […]
Video of Valentino Rossi Driving Kyle Busch’s NASCAR Racer
Last week, we wrote about MotoGP star Valentino Rossi taking a spin around the Charlotte Motor Speedway oval in NASCAR driver Kyle Busch‘s Toyota Camry. The meeting of motorsports greats was organized by their joint sponsor Monster Energy Drink following the inaugural Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Monster Energy has now released a video of Rossi’s NASCAR test drive and the meeting of the two racing stars. No lap times were released but Monster Energy says Rossi’s lap times would have put him in the top 15 from the first practice session at the 2012 History 300 race at the same track.
We’ve seen Rossi driving race cars before, competing in the Rally Car racing and testing Formula One cars, and it’s still cool seeing Rossi driving a stock car, even if he’s only making left turns on the oval. Perhaps more interesting is seeing Rossi and Busch interacting. There’s a mutual admiration and respect between the two, but it is fascinating watching Rossi in the passenger seat trying to pick up some tips from Busch.
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[Source: Monster Energy (YouTube)]