On the occasion of Valentino Rossi’s 31st birthday, Fiat on the Web has released a short celebration video in which they also suggest fans to post their own Youtube videos and make “The 31-year-old Doctor” happy with the event in case that being a multiple MotoGP World Champion isn’t enough of a reason already.
After celebrating 20 years from the fall of the Berlin wall in his characteristic style, freestyle rider Julien Dupont rode his trial bike on the crowded streets of Mexico City as part of his “Ride the World” video series and taught commuters a lesson about the endless benefits of riding a motorcycle instead of driving a car at the cost of the poor people’s own windshields. I believe “carajo!” was the main reaction he generated.
MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo and supermodel Tatiana have recently got together for the making of the Barracuda 2010 sexy calendar and here are the excellent results. Furthermore, we’ve also attached the backstage video, which is worth more than 1000 pics. Watch it after the jump.
To celebrate 20 years from the fall of the Berlin wall, French freestyle rider Julien Dupont takes on Berlin and ads another episode to his “Ride the World” series of illegal urban activities that we like so much.
Backed up by a professional team, Dupont’s Berlin ride is for the freedom symbolized by the fall of the wall in Berlin.
At the 14th snow sculpture competition held in Selva di Val Gardena, Italy, visitors got the chance to see “The Doctor” doing what it knows best despite the freezing temperatures outside.
This Valentino Rossi snow sculpture was created by snow artist Samuel Perathoner and brought him first place as the theme was "International Sports Personalities". The best part is that second place went to the creator of another Rossi sculpture, Matthias Kostner, which really shows how much Italians love their MotoGP star.
World Supercross Champion James ‘Bubba’ Stewart has recently presented his house and several garages at MTV’s Cribs. Yamaha’s rider may be a lot of time away for the races, but when he’s home, he sure doesn’t lack comfort and bikes to ride. James even has his own track to practice on and a Segway to help him cover the immense yard. Hmm, I wonder what he expects Santa to bring him…
When he’s not filming for the movie Knight and Day or flirting with Cameron Diaz on a Ducati Hypermotard during breaks on the set, Tom Cruise seems to enjoy riding his very own Ducati Desmosedici and make the front page of both tabloids and motorcycle magazines.
Being only 5’ 7” inch tall, the actor and first US owner of a Ducati Desmosedici seems to manage with the big Italian supersport motorcycle very well and still look cool along the way.
Looking at these pictures, we just have to ask: does Tom Cruise make the Ducati Desmosedici look better or is it the other way around?
Fiat On The Web got the chance to take some exclusive interviews with the Fiat Yamaha Team riders, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, and with the team staff at the end of the 2009 Moto GP season.
The five interviews are in Italian, but they had the kindness to subtitle them in English, allowing a much larger category of people to find out about Valentino and Jorge’s feelings, their thoughts about the season and about their future, while the team staff explains what’s needed to race always at the top level throughout a Moto GP season. Hit the jump for the official interviews with English subtitles.
Yamaha North America is wishing you Happy Holidays by using the Rossi-Spies-Stewart trio in a Christmas card that is both rewarding (for fans) and funny (just look at them).
Personally, I have the impression that one of the Yamaha stars will suddenly jump on a snowmobile or anything similar and tear the roof of that cabin apart, but they all look pretty happy in the short time away from races, especially Valentino Rossi, who is holding his “Phillip Island kitten”.
This video created by Patrick Boivin shows Michael Jackson visibly disturbed by the fact that a certain Mr. Bean, who rides a classic Vespa scooter, is messing around while the King of Pop is practicing his dance routines. They end up getting into a fight like we would have seen in old episodes of “Dexter” and the whole thing is quite funny to watch, especially if you’re a fan of the two celebrities and the Italian scooter that replaces Mr. Bean’s Mini once in a while.