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Valentino Rossi is Italy's highest paid sports star

21 April, 2020
Italian sports stars apparrently don’t get much bigger than Valentino Rossi. After his move to Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati for the 2011 MotoGP season, it turns out Rossi is also the most highly paid Italian sports star around. It’s quite…

Valentino Rossi's motorhome for sale

18 April, 2020
Valentino Rossi has a new contract with Ducati and a new set of wheels - but we’re not talking his bike. Turning up at the last race of the 2010 MotoGP season, Rossi had a brand new motor home and…

Valentino Rossi and the fuel voucher: the video

10 April, 2020
Here’s the video of yesterday’s post where Valentino Rossi gets his petrol voucher. The video has plenty of vintage Rossi footage, along with the famous elbow from Biaggi, and some serious battles out on the track with Stoner and Lorenzo.…

Valentino Rossi: new girlfriend

9 April, 2020
Italian sports star and reigning MotoGP champion, Valentino Rossi, apparently has a new girlfriend. Known as a ladies’ man (could it be the name…?), Valentino is generally very private about his love life, focussing on his sport instead. The new…

Valentino Rossi legal action against truffle festival

1 April, 2020
The Italian truffle festival at Sant-Angelo in Vado (Pesaro) has encountered an unusual problem this year, in the form of champion sports star Valentino Rossi. The truffle festival has reached its 46th edition, and the logo of this year’s festival…

Valentino Rossi Yamaha R1 up for auction

31 March, 2020
With the news that Valentino Rossi is moving to Ducati after seven years of championship wins with Yamaha, this could be the last chance to get your hands on a Rossi-developed Yamaha R1. The Italian sports star is famous for…

Italians in Wimbledon: success so far for the azzurri

26 March, 2020
Italian tennis players have made a good start at Wimbledon in the opening rounds, with four out of five Italians winning their matches. An impressive game especially, came from Andreas Seppi (photo), at number 50 in the world, who beat…

Two Italian icons meet: Valentino Rossi in Ducati

25 March, 2020
The news that Italy’s biggest sports star and multiple MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi will ride for Ducati for the next two years is the achievement of a dream for many Italians (forgetting that fellow Italian rider Max Biaggi rides for…

The Italian dream: Valentino Rossi rides Ducati

21 March, 2020
These pics show champion rider and one of Italy’s greatest sports stars, Valentino Rossi, on board Ducati as he tests the bike before moving from Yamaha to the Italian MotoGP team next year. The bike isn’t its usual red as…

Hot Italian athlete Margherita Granbassi: "give me Tiger Woods"

20 March, 2020
Margherita Granbassi has moved from being a successful Italian athlete in fencing, into a sports journalism and television personality role. Granbassi participated in both the Athens and Beijing Olympic games, winning bronze in the latter, and has more than once…

Max Biaggi son born: new Italian celebrity baby arrives

18 March, 2020
There’s a new Italian celebrity kid on the block as Max Biaggi and his girlfriend, ex-Miss Italy and model Eleonora Pedron, have welcomed their new baby boy into the world. Leon Alexandre was born yesterday, weighing 2.9 kg, and joins…