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Bussei Surfaces At Valencia
by dean adams
Friday, February 27, 2004


Former US Superbike rider Giovanni Bussei today at Valencia.
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Soup's World Superbike photographer Jim McD reports that Giovanni Bussei was at Valencia today riding a hastily prepared 749R in Supersport. You'll recall that Bussei replaced Anthony Gobert last season on the Ducati Austin team and put in several credible rides, especially for a rider who'd never seen the US tracks before in his life.

Not much happened in the off-season it seems for Bussei. He said today at Valencia that he misses AMA Superbike racing and would love to come back.

It's not well known, but Bussei is closely related to the Agnelli family that owns both Fiat and Ferrari. If he were a paying rider, he could probably buy a pretty decent ride.

However, a rich frat boy in racing for the women he is not. He prefers to earn his rides, and by the looks of things is back to the vagabond racer life, sleeping in his van occasionally. You've got to admire that.


 

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That's one of the weirdest pics I've ever seen! Good stuff!
 
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