For a fiercely proud Italian motorcycle rider with a wicked sense of humour, the Grand Prix of Mugello has been the scene of notonly some of Valentino Rossi’s definitive moments on a motorcycle but the place at which he’s paid tribute to his roots and legions of fans. Talking to Valentino, the desire to perform and put on a show for thousands who invade the circuit each year exists both on and off the track. Heading into this weekend with tradition still intact, Valentino will unveil his own dedication once again on Saturday morning. With the opportunity to share the memories of ten years worth of stories that lead up to Mugello 2012, we spent time talking through his favorites since 2002 and how they came about. Follow the story through the race weekend as Aldo Drudi picks up the narrative on how the often-wild ideas have found their way onto Valentino’s helmet and some insight to what goes on behind the scenes.