Valentino e Graziano Rossi

Having a son has really made me see the father son bond in a new light. I came across this photo of MotoGP superstar Vallentino Rossi with his dad back in 1988 and thought it was really sweet as his dad was obviously such a massive influence and motivating force in his life. Judging by the background they are already at a racetrack somewhere.

My old man bought me my first motorcycle for my 4th birthday and took me skiing in the same year, both of which in many ways set the course of my life. Even though he has grown more and more distant over the years, (3 months after the birth, he has yet to make any plans to see his grandson) I am really grateful to him for introducing me to 2 of the loves of my life.


  1. Toby 6 years ago

    Totally agree on the father/son relationship.
    After Barney was born I had a new found respect for Lewis Hamilton’s father for working three jobs and still finding so much time for his son.
    Barney wants a skateboard for his 4th birthday in November, perhaps it will have similar influence.

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    ptsp 6 years ago

    In that case i guess the mum should get full respect too if she was prepared to have her husband away that much.

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    ptsp 6 years ago

    I just read about Hamiltons parents separating when he was 2 so I guess what i wrote above is kind of irrelevant. Doh.

  4. Becky Lyon 3 years ago

    Hello! Where did you source this photo please?
    I would like to license it!

    Kind Regards,

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