Reigning six time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi will ride at Qatar with a sticker in support of the people of Abruzzo, where over 200 people lost their lives in Monday's earthquake.

"This weekend I have a special sticker on my bike, which says 'Forza Abruzzo'. It's a message from us for the people of Abruzzo," said Rossi. "It's not so far from my home in Tavullia and I want them to know that we are with them at such a terrible time."

Pramac Racing riders Niccolo Canepa and Mika Kallio also have a sticker on their bikes in memory of the people who lost their lives.