VIDEO: Rossi takes to the dirt

Check this ace footage of 2009 MotoGP champion on a 'crosser

IF YOU THOUGHT nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi was just extremely handy on tarmac only then take a look at this video of the Italian maestro on a dirt bike.

The Motocross dei Campioni event at Cavallara in Italy is a charity-run event organised by Rossi to raise funds for a children's hospital in Pesaro, Italy, that specialises in treating leukaemia.

More than 10,000 people turned up to watch the event with Rossi, eventual winner Andrea Dovizioso, 125cc World Champion Julian Simon, Marco Simoncelli, Loris Capriossi and Marco Melandri.

He's not half bad, eh?