Stoner made chicken soup of him since he's been back
As has come to be expected, Rossi and his fan club had a special celebration waiting for the #46 after the race - who was handed a t-shirt and helmet with the number 9 on and the words 'old hens make the best soup'. A live hen, complete with Rossi livery, was also on hand, as were nine eggs!
"The t-shirt and the celebration is called the 'Gallina Vecchia!" In Italian we say that the old chicken makes good soup, but it's no use for laying eggs. I am old now, 30, but this old hen has made another egg today and now we have nine!” he said. “As usual I thought it up at home in Tavullia, together with my fan club, and we had great fun designing the t-shirt and the helmet.”