Video: Rossi rides Ducati MotoGP bike

Nine-time world champ tests Italian MotoGP bike at Valencia

VALENTINO ROSSI has ridden a Ducati MotoGP bike this morning at Valencia for the very first time.

The Italian took to the track for two sesssions, taking an increasingly fast pace around the Spanish track.

Rossi set a best time of 1:37.329 on his first run, compared to Casey Stoner's Sunday's GP pole time of 1:31.799.

Listen to passion in the Italian commentator's voice. It's just great isn't it?

Bring back Keith Huewen, we say. Now there's a man that can commentate on bike sport.

** Excuse silent video. Dorna Nazis have been on another YouTube cull