The nine-time motorcycle world champion Valentino Rossi will start the tomorrow the Blancpain Endurance Series race from 10th position. He’s been mobbed everywhere he goes at Monza and seems to be enjoying himself.

“Starting tomorrow from top 10 is very important” – Rossi said at the end of the day.

“This is great compared to what we achieved yesterday – we took a big step forward”

The Italian, who is nicknamed ‘Il Doctore’ (The Doctor) is racing for the Kessel Racing team inside a Ferrari 458 Italia.

Rossi finished third in his category and 11th overall at the Six Hours of Vallelunga in 2009, behind the wheel of a Ferrari F430 GT3 of the Kessel Racing team.

Rossi will be up against a host of famous names including Le Mans 24 Hour winner David Brabham, former Formula One stars Mark Blundell and Karl Wendlinger along with several sportscar and endurance specialists.



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