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Valentino Rossi wants Moto GP in India

Considered the fastest man on two wheels, nine-time MotoGP world champion biker Valentino Rossi wants to strut his stuff in India too if the country hosts a Grand Prix in future.

india Updated: Jan 10, 2010 21:27 IST

Considered the fastest man on two wheels, nine-time MotoGP world champion biker Valentino Rossi wants to strut his stuff in India too if the country hosts a Grand Prix in future.

The Italian, who has an astonishing 103 race wins under his belt, is on his maiden trip to India and is game for racing in the country if MotoGP comes here.

"Racing in a Grand Prix in India, well I hope to, if there is one in India," Rossi, one of the highest earning sportspersons in the world, told reporters at a promotional event for his Moto GP team Yamaha here.

"This is my first trip to India and I am very surprised that people recognise me. It feels great and the experience has been wonderful," the 30-year-old added.

Just two days into his trip and Rossi said he has been left quite amazed by the traffic in the capital.

"There is lot of traffic and confusion. Actually, it's interesting. With this kind of traffic, I think people should use more bikes because it will be easier to negotiate the routes," he quipped.

Rossi also had a few tips on road safety for bikers in India.

"I always use the bike to go around in Italy and I always wear a helmet. I say, concentrate hard when you are driving a bike, don't think of other things and be attentive to what is happening around you. Care for fellow bikers and others on the road, it's very important," he said.