Valentino Rossi Wins Monza Rally on Pirelli Tyres
MotoGP champion, Valentino Rossi has won the Monza Rally, taking charge in his Ford Focus WRC to win by a clear margin on Pirelli P Zero racing tyres. Mario Isola, Rally Manager for Pirelli Competizioni: “We congratulate Rossi on his excellent performance, which we are extremely proud to have been a part of.”
Valentino literally left all rivals in the distance in the final race of the Italian rally season, which brought both rally and track racers together in a single event. Against such names as Dindo Capello, Markku Alen, Piero Longhi, and Didier Auriol, Rossi took to the front right from the start and finished the race with a comfortable margin over his adversaries.
As he had already revealed eight days ago in New Zealand, where he raced in a Subaru Impreza WRC again on Pirelli rubber, Rossi said that he was “very satisfied with the performance of the P Zeros on Monza tarmac”, noting that both on the rain-slickened track and in the later dry conditions, the P Zeros gave him the best mix of grip, traction, and resistance to wear.
Rossi has raced on Pirelli P Zero tyres in all of his latest rally outings. In addition to this year’s rallies in New Zealand and at the Monza Rally Show, in 2005 Rossi drove a Subaru Impreza WRC on Pirelli rubber both at the Monza Rally Show and at the Bettega Memorial.