MotoGP Racer Michele Pirro Has an Unusual Second Job
You wouldn't think that someone who makes a habit of speeding around a track on just two wheels would be particularly fond of the police. After all, they're the guys who get us all in trouble if we're a little too heavy on the gas. But MotoGP racer Michele Pirro isn't just friends with the guys on the police force – he is one of the guys on the police force. Pirro has been a MotoGP racer since 2012 and has been an official test rider for team Ducati since 2013. He competed in 10 races in the 2013 season as a wildcard and also as a substitute for injured rider Ben Spies. He replaced another injured rider, Cal Crutchlow, in 2014 and was a wildcard in the Spanish Grand Prix. Despite all that time on the track, or maybe because of it, he isn't content to just kick back and relax when he's not racing. RELATED: See The 2014 BMW M4 Coupe MotoGP Safety Car
You'll see a nod to his day job in the blue Polizia helmet that he wears. Pirro is a member of Fiamme Oro, which is Italy's police sports division and whose logo also adorns the side of his helmet.
Pirro isn't the only motorcycle racer who is an officer of the law when he's not on the track. Danilo Petrucci is a member of the same division as Pirro and also wears a helmet painted in police colors. I'm betting absolutely no one outruns these two, if they're even fool enough to try.
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