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Rivals Rossi and Stoner back on track again

MotoGP's firece rivals line-up together at Goodwood Festival of Speed

VALENTINO Rossi is the top name on a star-studded bill for this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The nine times world champion will

Racers past and present will tackle the short hill climb at Goodwood riding some of the most iconic machines in biking.

Fresh from his 23rd TT victory, John McGuinness will ride his Senior TT winning Fireblade as well as the new RCV213V-S, the UK debut for the MotoGP inspired road bike. Fellow TT ace Bruce Anstey will also ride his 2015 Superbike winning Fireblade.

VALENTINO Rossi will be lining up against his old MotoGP rival Casey Stoner at Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.

Both riders will be back on track on MotoGP machinery to climb the hill at Goodwood for the Festival of Speed. It's likely to be a more sedate encounter than last time they both turned wheels in anger - the bikes times will not be recorded, which is probably just as well considering their past history.

Rossi will demonstrate his Yamaha YZR M1 on Sunday June 28 (the day after the Assen GP) and Stoner is representing Honda on an RC-213V.

The pair were close competitors throughout their MotoGP careers with the rivalry culminating in 2011 at Jerez when Rossi crashed and collected the Australian world champion. Stoner would later tell Rossi his ambition outweighed his talent.

The Italian nine times world champion is enjoying a renaissance in MotoGP and currently leads the championship standings, Stoner reitred from racing in 2012 but announced he would race at this year's Suzuka 8-hours.

The full rider line up for this year's Festival of Speed has been published (see right) and its chock-full of racing legends, past and present.

Fresh from his 23rd TT victory, John McGuinness will ride his Senior TT winning Fireblade as well as the new RCV213V-S, the UK debut for the MotoGP inspired road bike.

Fellow TT ace Bruce Anstey will also ride his 2015 Superbike winning Fireblade.

Current track stars Scott Redding, Leon Haslam, Chaz Davies, Ryuichi Kiyonari and Jonathan Rea will all ride. Troy Corser, Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read and Paul Smart will be respresenting the old guard.

Goodwood Festival of Speed runs June 25-28.

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