Rossi takes fourth Monza Rally win
Valentino Rossi has taken his fourth win at the Monza Rally Show, taking the victory by an impressive 50 seconds from World Rally Championship regular Thierry Neuville.
Leading by half a minute going into today’s final stages, the nine-time MotoGP champion never looked in doubt as he extended his lead over the Belgian factory Hyundai driver to take his fourth win at the event.
Something of an end-of-season holiday for the Italian, he was joined on track not only by regular co-driver Carlo Cassina but also by right hand man Uccio Salucci, who finished fifth, and Moto3 race winner Romano Fenati, who was 69th on his car-racing debut.
The event, held on the circuit, old banking, and parklands of Italy’s historic Monza circuit, is a prestigious event in the car world, with past winners including nine-time WRC champion Sebastian Loeb and F1 race winner Robert Kubica.