Dutch MotoGP: Valentino Rossi furious at British MotoGP motorhome graffiti

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Valentino Rossi is understood to be furious after a small minority of angry fans targeted his motor home in the Donington Park paddock after Sunday’s British GP.

Sources confirmed to MCN this afternoon in Assen that graffiti was scrawled on the Fiat Yamaha rider’s motorhome after his fourth place finish in the rain-hit Donington Park clash.

Most of the messages have been cleared on the eve of this weekend’s Dutch GP in Assen, but evidence of the post-Donington attack is still clear.

One remains having been written in black marker pen on the back right side of Rossi’s motor home.

The message reads: ‘Dear Rossi. We came. U did not sign.” The person who wrote the ironic jibe, obviously furious at not managing to grab an autograph of the seven-times world champion, has signed off with their own name.

Sources have also told MCN that’s Rossi’s motor home was repeatedly rocked from side to side. It is not clear whether the 28-year-old was inside at the time. Sources have also said some fans also rocked British GP winner Casey Stoner’s motorhome to try and get him to come out, even though the Aussie had left the circuit early and wasn’t inside when it was being targeted.

Rossi’s senseless motorhome attack follows a section of British fans booing current MotoGP world championship leader Stoner on the stage at the annual Riders for Health charity day. The Aussie had the last laugh though when he dominated the rain-hit race to extend his series lead over Rossi to 26-points going into this weekend’s Dutch GP in Assen.

 

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt