The Rossi phenomenon analysed under a different light, the one that reveals his real character. A superb rider, a successful businessman, an icon of world sport, but also a provincial lad who lives a long way from the star system, in love with the motorcycle and in tune with his friends of a lifetime. An idyllic picture that risks being shattered with the arrival of new riders and the increasingly complex and ruthless dynamics of the sport. What difference is there between Rossi’s lightheartedness that so cruelly mocked Max Biaggi and the rider who lost his temper with Márques in Malaysia? What has happened in recent years that has changed Rossi and even motorcycle racing?
Starting from the phenomenology of a truly great rider, journalist Marco Masetti and photographer Gigi Soldano, who has always been close to Valentino, tell the unpublished story of a giant of the sport and one of the best known Italians in the world.