Rossi and Hayden hit the ice

rossi-kart-sValentino Rossi decided to join Nicky Hayden and F1 drivers in a go kart race on ice at Ducati’s Wrooom event. rossi-kart

Rossi and Hayden on Ice

Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden joined Ferrari’s Formula 1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa for an exhibition race on Madonna di Campiglio’s frozen lake in front of a crowd of over 5,000 people. Predictably the Formula One drivers won, although Hayden managed a third, with Rossi fifth.  Rossi wasn’t a sure start due to his recent shoulder surgery, but made a late decision to take part.

“This week has been a spectacular event, and the races at the end were a lot of fun,” said ValentinoRossi. “In the end, I decided to take part because the atmosphere here at Wrooom was so fantastic, and because the fans deserved it. I got a few jolts from the holes, but nothing too bad. It was worth it.”

“This was my third Wrooom, and I think it was the best one yet,” echoed Nicky Hayden. “It seems like they just make it better every year. They really treat us good, and we make a lot of friends, and it’s great to see them each year. This is a great way to kick things off, but there’s been enough talking about everything now. It’s time to get out there and do the real thing. I look forward to it.”



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