Happy Valentino Rossi Day

07/05/2009 @ 4:09 pm, by Jensen Beeler2 COMMENTS

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Chuck Della Sala, Mayor of Monterey City, visited Laguna Seca today, and proclaimed July 5th to be Valentino Rossi Day.

Valentino was also awarded a key to the Laguna Seca circuity by Ken Lofink, President of SCRAMP (Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula).

Thankful for his dual-honors, Rossi commented, “I want to thank the people of Monterey and the Laguna Seca track for these great honours! I love racing here and I have enjoyed it ever since we first came in 2005 so I am very proud to have this day named after me. I hope I can put up a good performance this afternoon to thank everyone for this.”

A reminder: today’s race will not be on SpeedTV here in the US, but on FOX instead. Coverage there starts at 2pm.

Source: MotoGP


  1. MTGR says:

    You have an American in the field who has won this American race twice (unlike Rossi) and is the only American in the 4 stroke-era to bring home the world title to the US and just did a special promo model release and you give the keys to the city and real live holiday to …. An Italian? What the f***k is that? I’m not even American and that pisses me off!

  2. Andy says:

    Respect. Crown be given on the basis of achievements in history that motivates rest, not by the region.