July 18, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi


When did Rossi last win MotoGP championship :

Valentino Rossi is an Italian professional motorcycle road racer and multiple MotoGP World Champion. Rossi is widely considered to be the greatest motorcycle racer of all time, with nine Grand Prix World Championships to his name – seven of which are in the premier class.

2017 Rossi holds the distinction of having the longest time between his first win and his last. He won his first Grand Prix in 1996 at the 125cc Czech Republic Grand Prix, and his last in 2017 at the MotoGP Dutch TT, a gap that spans 20 years, 311 days.

The God of Moto-GP :

Valentino RossiValentino Rossi (/ˈrɒsi/; Italian: [valenˈtiːno ˈrossi]; born 16 February 1979) is an Italian professional motorcycle road racer and multiple MotoGP

Why Rossi Is Called The Doctor :

“Since his dominance in 500 cc and MotoGP, Rossi has used the nickname “The Doctor.” This has been attributed to his “cold and clinical dismantling of his opponents” as well as his cool and calm composure in racing compared to his frenetic days in 125 cc and 250 cc where his performance was erratic and dangerous,

Who is better Rossi or Marquez :

Rossi leads all riders in MotoGP race wins, with 89. Marquez is currently fourth, with 53 race wins. But the difference is that Rossi’s 89 wins have come in 335 races, a winning percentage of 27%. Marquez’s 53 wins have come in just 123 races, a winning percentage of 43%.

What does Rossi ride :

RMU MGP-8 racerThe only non-Yamaha-branded machine that we know about, Rossi has a fleet of Italian-made 80cc two-stroke mini grand prix racers with which he and his VR46 Riders Academy students train.

What did Rossi say about Marquez :

Valentino Rossi went on a rant against Marc Marquez after falling short in his attempt to win another MotoGP title, accusing the Spaniard of ruining his championship chances by helping countryman Jorge Lorenzo in the final three races of the season.

Personal life

After leaving the family home in Tavullia, he moved to Milan, before taking up residency in London, England during his period with Honda. During this time he acquired a villa in Ibiza which he still owns, and following the tax case returned to his main residence to live close to his family in Italy. Rossi is a practising Catholic.

In 2002 he received threats from an Italian-Spanish anarchist movement, which in those days sent parcel bombs to people it considered targets in either of the two countries. The anarchists considered Rossi “guilty” because at the time he rode for Honda’s MotoGP factory team, it had been sponsored by the oil company Repsol since 1994, (for which he filmed a commercial in Spain.) with their logo displayed on both the motorcycle and on his race suits.

On 31 May 2005 he received an honorary degree in Communications and Advertising for Organizations. In March 2010, the Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini delivered to Rossi the first Winning Italy Award for his contribution to the promotion of Italy’s image in the world.

Reported earnings.

According to Sports Illustrated, Rossi is one of the highest-earning sports personalities in the world, having earned an estimated $34 million in 2007.In 2009 Forbes ranked Rossi as number nine among the world’s highest-paid athletes having earned an estimated $35 million in the past year.

Rossi is widely considered to be the greatest motorcycle racer of all time, with nine Grand Prix World Championships to his name – seven of which are in the premier class. Rossi is also the only road racer to have competed in 400 or more Grands Prix. He has ridden with number 46 his entire career, also when being the title defender.

Early career.

Rossi was born in UrbinoMarche and he was still a child when the family moved to Tavullia. Son of Graziano Rossi, a former motorcycle racer, he first began riding at a very young age.[9] Rossi’s first racing love was karting. Fuelled by his mother, Stefania’s, concern for her son’s safety, Graziano purchased a kart as substitute for the bike. However, the Rossi family trait of perpetually wanting to go faster prompted a redesign; Graziano replaced the 60cc motor with a 100cc national kart motor for his then 5-year-old son.


Francesca Sofia Novello Meet the lovely Francesca Sofia Novello; she is the new girlfriend aka nuova fidanzata di Valentino Rossi.

Career statistics

Grand Prix motorcycle racing

By season

1996125ccAprilia RS125Scuderia AGV Aprilia461512121119th
1997125ccAprilia RS125Nastro Azzurro Aprilia46151113473211st1
1998250ccAprilia RS250Nastro Azzurro Aprilia461459032012nd
1999250ccAprilia RS250Nastro Azzurro Aprilia4616912583091st1
2000500ccHonda NSR500Nastro Azzurro Honda4616210052092nd
2001500ccHonda NSR500Nastro Azzurro Honda461611134103251st1
2002MotoGPHonda RC211VRepsol Honda Team46161115793551st1
2003MotoGPHonda RC211VRepsol Honda Team46169169123571st1
2004MotoGPYamaha YZR-M1Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha4616911533041st1
2005MotoGPYamaha YZR-M1Gauloises Yamaha Team[N 1]46171116563671st1
2006MotoGPYamaha YZR-M1Camel Yamaha Team4617510542472nd
2007MotoGPYamaha YZR-M1Fiat Yamaha Team461848432413rd
2008MotoGPYamaha YZR-M1Fiat Yamaha Team4618916253731st1
2009MotoGPYamaha YZR-M1Fiat Yamaha Team4617613763061st1
2010MotoGPYamaha YZR-M1Fiat Yamaha Team4614210122333rd
2011MotoGPDucati Desmosedici GP11Ducati Team461701011397th
2012MotoGPDucati Desmosedici GP12Ducati Team461802011636th
2013MotoGPYamaha YZR-M1Yamaha Factory Racing461816012374th
2014MotoGPYamaha YZR-M1Movistar Yamaha MotoGP4618213112952nd
2015MotoGPYamaha YZR-M1Movistar Yamaha MotoGP4618415143252nd
2016MotoGPYamaha YZR-M1Movistar Yamaha MotoGP4618210322492nd
2017MotoGPYamaha YZR-M1Movistar Yamaha MotoGP461716002085th
2018MotoGPYamaha YZR-M1Movistar Yamaha MotoGP461805101983rd
2019MotoGPYamaha YZR-M1Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP461902011747th
2020MotoGPYamaha YZR-M1Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP46000000*NC*

Is Rossi done :

Rossi is currently contracted to race until the end of the 2020 season, when he will be 41 years old. Although it has been confirmed Rossi will leave the Factory Yamaha team at the end of 2020, Yamaha has already offered Rossi a factory bike and support with the manufacturer in another team.

Is Valentino Rossi going to retire :

Nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi will ride his last full season as a Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team rider in 2020. … Following discussions between Yamaha and Rossi, the Italian will take until mid-2020 to make the final call whether he will remain an active rider in the MotoGP World Championship in 2021.

Valentino Rossi
Born16 February 1979 Urbino, Italy
Current teamMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGP
Bike number46