Gallery: Behind the scenes at VR46

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Last week MCN became one of the first media outlets ever invited inside the hallowed doors of VR46, Valentino Rossi's base outside his home town of Tavullia. Home not only to the warehouse and design sections of his hugely-successful merchandise business, it's also the base for his VR46 Academy and Team Sky Moto2 and Moto3 squads - and even better, his toy warehouse where he keeps his own personal bikes for training!

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer