Valentino Rossi’s home town lowers speed limit to honor him |

Valentino Rossi is the most famous person that was born in the small Italian city of Tavullia, there’s no doubt about it. And to honor him, the local council decided to lower the speed limit to 46 km/h (28 mph), 46 being the racing number of the 8 time MotoGP winner and one of biggest talents in the motorsport world. If you think about it, it’s a little ironic to lower speed limit in honor of a man that is famous for going 200 mph, but still, it’s probably one of coolest honors we’ve ever seen. Beside honoring his career, the town is also very grateful for Valentino’s £500,000 ($870,000) donation, which is actually money claimedby the tax officials, but still, were given as a donation.

A spokesman for the local council said: “We are really happy about the cash and it will be put to very good use. He is the town’s most famous son and it is wonderful that he has given us this money. Changing the speed limit is a fitting tribute to a man who has made his fame and fortune entirely out of his skills on the road.”

Source: AutoMotoPortal (Via Autoblog) | Photo from flickr

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Post tags : Motorsport, speed limit, valentino rossi