If you're going to make a statement, make a slightly baffling one...
If you’re going to make a statement, make a slightly baffling one…

You know, it’s a weird time in racing when the testing phases are underway and a rider has a lot of time to think about what ‘message’ they send out to the rest of the paddock.

Valentino Rossi, at the height of his powers, would often wrap up a test early and go and sit in the stands, watching his rivals still lapping. That was a powerful bit of mind games going on.

But this.. well, it’s certainly a statement. Quite literally. This photo of the ass on his Alpinestars leathers has appeared on Andrea Dovizioso’s Twitter feed with the following explanation: “UNDAUNTED: adjective. Not intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, or disappointment, calm, self master.”

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Yeah… As for us, all we can see when we look at this in Unda United. Honestly, we thought it was a local five-a-side or something.

Tony Carter

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