Valentino Rossi despite nursing injury sustained while training Motocross rode a perfect race today to secure a front row start ahead of Tomorrow Home race at MugelloAfter struggling in Free Practice 1 and 2 on Friday, The Legend woke up recharged on Saturday to top Free Practice 3, inspired by myriads of fans at the Mugello circuit – Rossi also got to unveil a Special Helmet for Mugello ahead of the Italian Grand PrixThe words “Mo Je Faccio Er Cucchiaio…” a popular Italian saying once used by Francesco Totti (Antonin Panenka derivative) to beat Dutch Goal Keeper Edwin van der saar in a Football penalty shootout meaning “I will do him the Spoon”The rear Rossi’s helmet in Upper case reads “UN CAPITANO… C’È SOLO UN CAPITANO! meaning “A CAPTAIN…THERE IS ONLY ONE CAPTAIN!”.
Rossi also pays tribute to the late Nicky Hayden who passed on two weeks ago after a training incident. 469 are the numbers on the left and right jaw of The Doctor’s helmet – 469 meaning “For 69”. 69 being the late Nicky Hayden’s bike numberValentino Rossi despite still nursing and injury looks ready for his Home Race at Mugello