Tuesday, January 11, 2011
MOTOGP: Valentino Rossi officially in red this week
The Doctor is now in an all-Italian outfit at Ducati and he seems to be relishing it. The Italian will join team-mate Nicky Hayden at the traditional event in Madonna di Campiglio this week, where the Bologna factory’s 2011 MotoGP project will be officially presented.
Ducati’s 2011 MotoGP project will be officially presented this week at Madonna di Campiglio, with the celebration of the traditional Wrooom event. The gathering, which takes place at the Italian ski resort at the turn of each new year, will offer media and fans a first sighting of Valentino Rossi in Ducati red as the Italian joins team-mate Nicky Hayden for the week-long programme.
The riders, guests and media will arrive on Monday evening after which a busy schedule will commence. On Tuesday morning both Hayden and Rossi will be the focus of attention as they field questions from the gathered press in individual press conferences, following which they will pose for photographs with Team Manager Vittoriano Guareschi and then meet fans.
Then on Wednesday it will be the turn of Claudio Domenicali, boss of Ducati Corse, to answer enquiries about the new GP11 prototype after which the 2011 machine will be unveiled. Joining the MotoGP riders during the week will be Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, who will be on hand to present the Italian Formula 1 team’s 2011 car.
On Friday a ski race and exhibition event on the iced lake involving both the MotoGP and F1 representatives will conclude the 21st edition of Wrooom, although Rossi’s participation in the activities is likely to be limited by his continuing recovery from shoulder surgery.
Video footage from the 2011 Wrooom event will be available on motogp.com daily throughout the week