Rossi saddened over death of best friend

Relax folks, Uccio's fine, it's Valentino's four-legged friend we're on about

RIP ... Guido

VALENTINO ROSSI has raced since 2001 with a cartoon of Guido, his English bulldog on his bike – but his dog, the mascot you've probably seen as a sticker on his bike, died on his return home from Australia.

“I loved him and I am very sad,” he said after the race at Sepang. “So tomorrow I take another one.”