With the 2011 MotoGP season not going as successfully as hoped, Ducati is introducing a number of significant updates to its Desmosedici racebike including features originally intended for the 2012 version. Valentino Rossi, whose much heralded union with Ducati has produced just a single podium finish in six races, will be the first to race […]
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)]