Rossi, Morbidelli win the ‘100km del Campioni’


Rossi and his protege, Petronas Yamaha MotoGP racer Franco Morbidelli, came out top in the fifth edition of the event, but were given a close challenge by Moto2 stars Mattia Pasini and Lorenzo Baldassarri.

A closely-fought battle went the way of Rossi and Morbidelli by just 1.514 seconds in the final reckoning, with Pasini suffering a fall in the closing stages of the 50-lap relay event.

Rossi had suffered a scare when he hurt his right knee when he struck a post in a small crash during practice, but after being cleared by doctors he was able to continue.

The podium was completed by Moto3 racer Dennis Foggia and another Moto2 rider, Federico Fuligni, who were 1m50s down on the winners and 11s clear of fourth-placed pairing Andrea Migno and Marco Bezzecchi.

Check out the best images from the event in our gallery below:

Mattia Pasini, Valentino Rossi, Nicolo Bulega, Marco Bezzecchi, Andrea Migno and others at the start line

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Race start

Race start

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Mattia Pasini leads Valentino Rossi

Mattia Pasini leads Valentino Rossi

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Franco Morbidelli in action

Franco Morbidelli in action

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Marco Bezzecchi in action

Marco Bezzecchi in action

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Valentino Rossi leads Nicolo Bulega, Lorenzo Baldassarri and Stefano Manzi

Valentino Rossi leads Nicolo Bulega, Lorenzo Baldassarri and Stefano Manzi

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Valentino Rossi in action

Valentino Rossi in action

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Valentino Rossi in action

Valentino Rossi in action

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Valentino Rossi and Franco Morbidelli celebrating their victory

Valentino Rossi and Franco Morbidelli celebrating their victory

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Valentino Rossi celebrates his victory

Valentino Rossi celebrates his victory

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Valentino Rossi and Franco Morbidelli celebrate their victory

Valentino Rossi and Franco Morbidelli celebrate their victory

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Valentino Rossi celebrating his victory with Nicolo Bulega and Lorenzo Baldassarri

Valentino Rossi celebrating his victory with Nicolo Bulega and Lorenzo Baldassarri

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Winners (Left to Right): Mattia Pasini and Lorenzo Baldassarri, Valentino Rossi and Franco Morbidelli, Dennis Foggia and Federico Fuligni

Winners (Left to Right): Mattia Pasini and Lorenzo Baldassarri, Valentino Rossi and Franco Morbidelli, Dennis Foggia and Federico Fuligni

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Lorenzo Baldassarri and Mattia Pasini

Lorenzo Baldassarri and Mattia Pasini

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Dennis Foggia and Federico Fuligni celebrating their podium

Dennis Foggia and Federico Fuligni celebrating their podium

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