These are the first photos of the Biscia (which means snake in Italian) ranch near Tavullia, where Valentino Rossi is having built his own private 1800 meter motorcross track with adjacent parking lot.
The Italian rider based his idea after seeing Kenny Roberts Sr. ranch, and received the approval and permits to build the track from the Tavullia city council, with the promise that he’ll also renovate two 1100 sq/mt colonial houses on the property and turn them into a museuem, a workshop and a bar that will be open periodically to the public and that he’ll hold occasional sporting events, when he and all his friends are not training.
Valentino Rossi is an icon in his hometown Tavullia, and the small town is revving up for this weekend’s Grand Prix of San Marino at the Misano circuit.
The town municipality which has become world famous due to Rossi, has decked out the small center with even more than the banners and flags that usually hang from most balconies or shops, this time they’ve placed life-size cardboard cut-outs of the 8 times World Champion on street corners and in windows.
We give you the photo proof that Rossi’s hometown of Tavullia changed its speed limit in honour of his World Championship win this year. While it may be a little slow given the nature of Rossi’s work, it shows that the legend lives in a little town in Emilia Romagna.
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New traffic regulations have been enacted in the Italian town of Tavullia. Tavullia is a small town, 30km from Rimini, the place to be if you like night life and a beach holiday, and 12 km from the International racetrack of Misano. Tavullia is also hometown for MotoGP Champion Valentino Rossi.
Valentino Rossi is like so many other riders and teams involved with charity. Yesterday he donated the fabulous amount of 650.000 euros to use for the renovation from the local cemetery in his hometown. To honour Valentino, they changed the speed limits from 50 km/h to 46 km/h, like Rossi’s magical bike number in MotoGP.
Source | telegraaf