All-black look for Rossi Ducati test

No Marlboro red colour scheme for post-season testing

FORMER MOTOGP World Champion Valentino Rossi is to ride his new Ducati MotoGP racer in an all-black black colour scheme at the post-season Valencia test session, rather than the team's Marlboro red colours, as a mark of respect to current employers Yamaha.

The Italian was granted permission by Yamaha to test for Ducati at Valencia, despite Rossi's current contract with the Fiat Yamaha team.

Those eager to see Rossi riding the bike in the team's iconic all-red colours will now have to wait until next year.