Italian MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi enjoyed a brief visit to Paris on Thursday afternoon, stopping off in the French capital en route to Le Mans to meet fans and attend a press briefing.
Fresh from a scintillating battle at Jerez de la Frontera, where the eight-time World Champion celebrated his first victory of the 2009 campaign, Rossi arrived for his media appointment on board his special-edition Monster Energy Yamaha R1.
Reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi goes from Le Monster to Le Mans this week, attending a Paris press conference set up by his new energy drink sponsor before the weekend’s Grand Prix de France.
Rossi will ride through the streets of the French capital onboard a Yamaha R1 street bike on Thursday at midday, before pulling off the Parisian walkways and into the Pullman Hotel to address the gathered media.
As is customary for visitors to the famous city, Rossi will also pose for photos in front of the Eiffel Tower landmark.