Uccio Salucci, Valentino Rossi's close friend and longtime aide, talked to Sky Sports about the Italian racer. Rossi was famous for his pranks, humor, and knack for enjoying his career. Salucci unveiled the reason behind Rossi's pranks.
"The gags, the skits, have always been silly things, but not entirely.
They helped Vale to relax, because let's remember that he was very young when he started to win the first World Championships.
It was a tough situation, especially in the early years of 500 and MotoGP, when he was already a superstar, but he was only 22-23 years old and bringing the atmosphere of Tavullia back to the circuits too, the serenity of home made him feel good. "- Salucci said, as quoted by crash.net!
Valentino Rossi: He was always very attentive to these details
Rossi was a person who paid attention to all the details. Such a mentality allowed him to become a star. From the first day of his career, he tried to make everything ideal and ready. When you have such a rider, who is a perfectionist, then there are great chances to make a success.
“He always asked me before going to sleep if the skits were prepared, if everyone knew their place, if the commemorative t-shirts had arrived...
And I told him to stay calm, to go to sleep because we would be competing in the world championship the next day!
He was always very attentive to these details.”
Rossi has always had similar plans, regardless of his age. However, over the years he perfected many things and everything he did looked perfect.
"Of course, from the inflatable doll in Mugello to the skittles, it's normal and important because making fun of yourself, playing when you're 30 is different from when you do it at 17.
But the concept is always the same, always being a little stupid , to be ironic, to joke.”