FRANCESCA SOFIA NOVELLO, girlfriend of Moto GP legend Valentino Rossi, has stunned her social media fans with shots of her in a bikini on the beach.
The 27-year-old shared the snaps with her 371,000 Instagram followers as she enjoyed the Portuguese sea.
Novello is the girlfriend of Moto GP legend RossiCredit: Instagram @francescasofianovello
Novello has a substantial Instagram followingCredit: Intagram @francescasofianovello
Novello posted the pic shortly before Rossi finished 10th at the Mugello Circuit in Italy.
Seven-time world champion Rossi was thought to have been left devastated when his relationship with former flame Linda Morselli ended in 2016.
Morselli went on to become the partner of Formula One driver Fernando Alonso.
But Rossi moved on with Italian stunner Novello in 2018 and has gone from strength to strength with her over the past two and a half years.
Novello is a former professional underwear model and has been the face on fashion campaigns in Milan.
Back in April she revealed she was groped as a teenager while working as a Moto GP grid girl.
Sofia told Vanity Fair: “In reality it is a job like many others, a stage in my career of which I am proud.
“At 19 it’s not easy to work with people who look at your butt when you pass by, and touch your butt when you take a picture.
“Motorsport is a male environment. You have to wake up, you can’t be a smiling goose.
“I’m for girl power. But it’s part of the game, it does happen.
“You have to learn to be respected. If you let it go and show yourself to be ‘beautiful and stupid’, you’re done.”
Rossi has picked up just 15 points in this season’s Moto GP campaign and is well off contending for his first championship title since 2009.
Novello is rapidly approaching 400,000 followers on Instagram as her profile continues to riseCredit: Intagram @francescasofianovello