Michael Dunlop and Valentino Rossi join stellar cast at Silverstone track day

Photo shows Michael Dunlop and Valentino Rossi (inset) at the track day at Silverstone
-Credit: (Image: Instagram: Michael Dunlop)


Michael Dunlop has been rubbing shoulders with fellow bikes legend Valentino Rossi in a meeting of two of motorcycle racing's GOATs.

The pair joined a stellar cast of riders from different classifications at a special track day at Silverstone.

The event was organised by Monster Energy who invited motorcycle icons from MotoGP, World Superbike, British Superbike, and road racing to the home of the British Grand Prix.

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Nine-time MotoGP champion Rossi and his VR46 riders Marco Bezzecchi and Fabio di Giannantonio were joined by Pecco Bagnaia and Franco Morbidelli. Also in attendance were Yamaha MotoGP's Fabio Quartararo and Alex Rins, alongside six-time World Superbikes star and Northern Ireland hero Jonathan Rea.

Isle of Man TT record holder Dunlop also joined the riders on track, alongside road racing greats John McGuinness and Peter Hickman.

Photo shows Michael Dunlop chatting with Valentino Rossi
Michael Dunlop chats with Valentino Rossi -Credit:Instagram: Michael Dunlop

Balymoney man Dunlop shared a few photos of the day on his social media and wrote: "Perks of the job".

Meanwhile, Rea told MCN: “It’s not even just the riding. The racing world goes at 100mph and you’re in your own little bubble, so even Monster getting all these guys together is incredible.

“Even last night at dinner, just talking casually to guys like Michael Dunlop, or Valentino Rossi, or Pecco Bagnaia about normal life, they’re just super cool guys.

“Everyone respects each other’s discipline and then to share the track is pretty surreal. We’re all here with different bikes, different tyres, but we’re out there having fun.”

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