MotoGP star Valentino Rossi overcame a ten-second penalty to claim a record-breaking sixth victory at the 2017 Monza Rally Show.

The Italian received the punishment after stage two when his 2016-spec Ford Fiesta RS WRC being found to be 7kg underweight.

Inspired by his 2003 Phillip Island MotoGP victory after a similar penalty, Rossi and co-driver Carlo Cassina battled their way through the nine icy stages to top the overall standings by 5.7 seconds from Norwegian WRC star Andreas Mikkelsen, driving a Hyundai NG i20.

Italian sports car racer Marco Bonanomi (Citroen DS3) was relegated to third after a late mistake.