Graziano Rossi says Valentino’s switch to F1 was: “Very, very close to happening”.
Valentino Rossi’s father has spoken out for the first time about his son making a real switch to Formula One.
Speaking during a recorded interview recently, Graziano Rossi (below), himself a former 350cc motorcycle GP rider said that Valentino had come: “Very, very close,” to switching to the premier league of four-wheeled sport a decade ago.
Rossi Senior went on to tell the Italian press that his now 37-year-old son’s multiple tests for Ferrari last decade were ‘extremely’ serious.
“Valentino was very, very close to being a formula one driver,” he said.
“The only thing comparable to MotoGP is F1. Anything else would have been a step backwards for Valentino to switch to. In the end he didn’t go there because his love for MotoGP was too big.”
- Buy AND Sell your bike for FREE! Yeah, FREE. Place your ad and shift your stuff in front of more than EIGHT AND A HALF MILLION users. - 3 June 2020
- FETTLING FRIDAY: How to REPLACE your bike’s HOSES and COOLANT. Episode SIX. MoreBikes NEW motorcycle maintenance VIDEO series. - 1 May 2020
- FETTLING FRIDAY: Episode Five. Replace your bike’s Clutch Plates and Hose. - 24 April 2020
Does this get you revved up? Tell us why...
Subscribe to MoreBikes Newspaper
Get MoreBikes delivered through your letterbox every month. 12 issues for £15. Click here for more information.
Get MoreBikes.co.uk Updates
Enter your e-mail address below and you will receive biking news straight into your inbox...
You can unsubscribe at any time.