Rossi takes second in Monza Rally 2009

Is there no end to this man's talents?

MOTOGP superstar Valentino Rossi took second place in the 2009 Monza Rally, at the weekend.

The nine-time World Motorcycle Champion, driving a Ford Focus WRC, lead the race for a time but lost the lead after spinning out of the event.

Citroen ace Rinaldo Capello took top spot on the podium, as well as winning the Master Show finale event by defeating rival Alessandro Perico's Citroen C4 WRC.

MotoGP racers Marco Simoncelli and Loris Capirossi also raced in the event; Simoncelli placed seventh, while Rizla Suzuki star Capirossi managed a lowly 15th.

Impressive stuff from Rossi, or what?


1. Rinaldo Capello/Luigi Pirollo (I) Citroen C4 WRC 1:17.47,2
2. Valentino Rossi/Carlo Cassina (I) Ford Focus RS WRC 08 +17,8
3. Fabio Babini/Giovanni Bernacchini (I) Subaru Impreza WRC S12 +42,3
4. Marcus Grönholm/Timo Rautainen (FIN) Subaru Impreza WRC S14 +48,7
5. Andrea Navarra/Massimiliano Cerrari (I) Subaru Impreza WRC S14 +1.32,8
6. Piero Longhi/Luca Cassol (I) Skoda Fabia WRC +1.39,2
7. Marco Simoncelli/Guido D'Amore (I) Ford Focus RS WRC 08 +1.52,6
8. Alessandro Perico/Moreno Morello (I) Citroen Xsara WRC +1.55,7
9. Andrea Aghini/Attilio Rossi (I) Ford Focus RS WRC 07 +2.18,7
10. Tobia Cavallini/Michele Lupi (I) Citroen Xsara WRC +2.29,7