Picture Gallery: Valentino Rossi Legend at the TT

Check out these pics of GP legend Valentino Rossi soaking up the atmosphere at the TT and riding an R1 around the course




GP Legend ... Valentino Rossi on his parade lap




Legends ... Rossi hands out the trophies to TT heroes




'Fack!' ... Rossi witnesses the action at Bray Hill
















MOTOGP legend Valentino Rossi made his first visit to the Isle of Man to check out the TT. Rossi watch the TT Superbike race at Bray Hill, eagle-eyed as the bikes flew past at 170mph+. Rossi was even heard saying "Fack" as Guy Martin flew by.

Rossi handed out the awards after the first race of the 2009 Isle of Man calendar, the TT Superbike, which was won by John McGuinness, with Steve Plater in second and Guy Martin in third.

Straight after the presentation, some might say almost by surprise, Rossi jumped on a 2009 Yamaha R1 flanked by Giacomo Agostini and assorted members of the press. The group headed out for a lap of the TT course, where Valentino witnessed the roads where legends like McGuinness hit near 200mph speeds on their way to averaging a 130mph lap.

Could Valentino lap the TT as quick as McGuinness? We'll leave it up to you to decide, but judging by the top three finishers, he'd need to ditch Yamaha for Honda..

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