The sixth Yamaha VR46 Master Camp students saw all their dreams come true on the final two days of the programme. The riders received a fitting end to this amazing event, meeting their idol Valentino Rossi at his VR46 Motor Ranch, and ended Day 5 with a graduation ceremony at the VR46 headquarters. After the completely packed schedule of the first three days, the riders were allowed a lighter one on Day 4. They decided to break in their Saucony shoes with a running session at the Fisio Gym, during which trainer Carlo Casabianca and workout buddy Moto3 rider Andrea Migno were focused on stamina rather than speed.
Following this event the riders made their way to Tavullia for a quick lunch, but little did they know there was a big surprise in store for them at the VR46 Motor Ranch. The riders were invited by Rossi to a completely private training session, to watch their VR46 Academy friends in action and meet the Doctor himself, making the final stages of the Master Camp extra special.
The protégées didn‘t have to wait long before the big event started. Rossi immediately came to greet them upon his arrival, to shake hands and take photos with the students, who see him as their personal idol. The Master Camp riders couldn‘t believe their luck that their childhood hero had taken time out to meet them and that he was interested in their Master Camp experiences so far. It was a day they will never forget, and the occasion had definitely lit a fire in the riders as they started the final day of the sixth Yamaha VR46 Master Camp.
However, despite all the excitement, they still had to keep their concentration as there was one more training session yet to complete. They were asked to join Moto3 rider Niccolò Antonelli for a final flat track session. The riders were sad to leave the VR46 Motor Ranch, but their moods soon lifted when they were given a private tour at the VR46 headquarters, which ended at Rossi‘s office. There the Master Camp had prepared a special graduation event to give the students a fitting goodbye at the end of the programme.