Valentino Rossi launches racing academy

Academy aims to nurture Italy’s future MotoGP riders

VALENTINO Rossi has launched a racing academy aimed at cultivating Italy’s future MotoGP riders.

Entrants into the VR46 Riders Academy will have access to Rossi’s gym and dirt track ‘ranch’ in Tavullia. They will receive coaching and assistance in every aspect of their career from Rossi and a team of top-level instructors

The first recruits are Team Sky VR46 Moto3 riders Romano Fenati and Francesco Bagnaia, Moto2 rider Franco Morbidelli, and CEV Moto3 championship riders Luca Marini, Andrea Migno and Nicolo Bulega.

A release on the academy said: ‘VR46 Riders Academy is the new headquarters for the training and growth of young quality Italian riders...

‘The new talents of the VR46 Riders Academy will grow in Vale’s “gym", company and "Ranch", and right here, Vale will develop, for each of them, challenges on the track and exercises to enhance their qualities.’