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GP Week : Issue 49
>>Moto GPnews nosed Rossi waiting TT keeps VALENTINO Rossi has discovered that it is not only MotoGP that suffers from bad weather, when his first ever visit to the Isle of Man for the TT races had to be put on hold. Saturday’s opening Superbike TT had to be postponed due to high winds and heavy rain. There would have been nothing for the MotoGP champion to watch. Rossi’s visit has been organised by his leathers suppliers Dainese, which also sponsors the Superbike race. Both were rescheduled for Monday, when Rossi is also due to ride a demo lap in the company of travelling marshals. Although his father Graziano never raced on the Island, and Italian riders boycotted the event after the death of Gilberto Parlotti in 1972 (Spanish riders later followed suit), Rossi has a keen appreciation of racing history, and was looking forward to visiting the track. “It is one of the legends of motorcycling,” he said. This year’s TT had already had a sensational start, after two-times winner Cameron Donald from Australia broke the 131mph average speed record in practice on Thursday, only to crash on Friday. The Australian missed a gear and ran onto the grass, said a TAS Suzuki team statement. He suffered a dislocated shoulder and a back injury. 17