ROSSI-MANIA hit the Isle of Man TT yesterday (Monday). Motorcycling legend Valentino Rossi – the reigning MotoGP champion and winner of eight world championships – touched down in the Island first thing and whipped bike fans into a frenzy.
Tourism Minister, Martyn Quayle presented Rossi with a special engraved trophy to commemorate his and Agostini’s lap before TV pundit Steve Parrish kicked off the press conference, at which he was joined by Guy Martin, Dainese’s Vittorio Cafaggi and 15-times world champion and 10-times TT winner Agostini.
Rossi revealed he has always been a TT fan.
‘I follow always the race but I have never been before to the Isle of Man so today is the first time,’ he said. ‘I see a lot of DVDs of the laps with onboard camera but for real is another story.