Sunday, June 28, 2015

Valentino Rossi attends the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Doctor attends the Goodwood Festival of Speed for the very first time...

Valentino 'The Doctor' Rossi was a special guest at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed (the 23rd edition of this event), where Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. celebrated its 60th anniversary. Rossi, who won the Dutch TT at Assen yesterday - his third win this season and the 111th race win in his career - made his first ever appearance at the Goodwood FoS, alongside other motorcycle GP racing legends including Giacomo Agostini, Kenny Roberts, Phil Read, John Surtees, and Freddie Spencer.

Specially invited by Lord March himself, The Doctor flew down to Goodwood straight from the Dutch TT and was accompanied by Yamaha Motor Racing Managing Director, Lin Jarvis, and other top brass from Yamaha. Rossi and Lord March unveiled The Doctor's Yamaha YZR M1 today, which was painted in Yamaha's retro-style yellow-and-black livery to commemorate Yamaha's 60th anniversary. Phil Read‘s 1965 Yamaha RD56, Giacomo Agostini‘s 1975 Yamaha YZR500 OW23 and Kenny Roberts‘s 1978 Yamaha YZR750 OW31 were also on display alongside Rossi's M1.

"It‘s been an incredible weekend. I‘m very happy that I got to attend the Festival of Speed at Goodwood - it's even more impressive than I imagined. I want to say a big thank you to Lord March for inviting and hosting me at this year's event," said Rossi, who rode his YZR M1 up and down Goodwood's 1.16-mile Hillclimb and also drove the legendary 1991 Le Mans-winning Mazda 787B as well as an ex-Henri Toivonen Lancia Delta S4 Group B rally car!

Indeed, The Doctor is that one rider who actually personifies this year's Goodwood FoS' them, "Flat-Out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge."

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