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Sign in. Registration Sign in Facebook connect. All me. On lap nine, Rossi ran last and considered retiring, but climbed his way back up to tenth place in the end.
Rossi ended the year on a low. At the Japanese round, he crashed out of the race on the first lap after a couple of corners.
He collided with Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies and left Rossi with a blow to his finger. In Malaysia , Rossi qualified ninth but was involved in a collision with Marco Simoncelli and Colin Edwards on the second lap of the race.
Simoncelli fell while running fourth, landing in the path of Edwards and Rossi who both hit his Honda. Simoncelli's helmet also came off in the incident.
The blow killed the Italian instantly and the race was cancelled. Rossi finished seventh in the championship with points, points behind champion Casey Stoner.
After a frustrating first season with the Ducati, was a little better for Rossi. He started poorly in Qatar , starting from twelfth and only mustered tenth at the line.
One of his best results of the year came at the French round. He started from seventh on the grid but moved to fourth on the opening lap and overtook the fading Pedrosa for third on lap three.
Rossi then was caught by the Tech 3 Yamaha's of Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso who battled with him over the bottom step of the podium from laps 4 to 18 until Crutchlow lost the front end of his M1 at the first corner.
He remounted and continued the race as did Dovizioso, who suffered the same fate with four laps to go. After breaking free of both the Tech 3 riders, Rossi slashed the advantage Stoner had built up during the fighting and reeled him in over the remaining ten laps.
On the penultimate lap, Rossi tried to overtake Stoner on the fast left-right combination at the beginning of the track but ran wide and Stoner retook the position.
On the final lap, Rossi retried the move, this time successfully, and built a small gap over the remainder of the lap to cross the line in second place: the best finish Rossi has on a Ducati to date.
Over the next couple of races, the Ducati continued to perform poorly, allowing Rossi to score points only. He finished seventh in Catalunya while in Great Britain , Rossi was fastest in the first free-practice session but finished the race in ninth.
After a thirteenth-place finish at the Dutch round Rossi finished sixth in Germany , his best dry result of the season so far.
His first and only DNF of the season came at the United States GP. Rossi was going to come home in eighth position when he fell at the corkscrew corner whilst trying to brake.
He was also unhappy with the bike setup for the race, preventing him from riding quick enough all weekend. Rossi equalled his best Ducati result in Le Mans by finishing second for the second consecutive time this season in San Marino.
Rossi finished sixth in the championship with points, points behind champion Jorge Lorenzo. On 10 August, it was confirmed that Rossi was going to leave the factory Ducati team at the end of the season.
He clocked 0. He kicked off the season well. At the opening round in Qatar he had a competitive pace all weekend but lost out badly with the new qualifying format, demoting him to seventh place on race day.
He quickly fought himself back to fourth on the opening lap, but ran wide when he tried to overtake Ducati replacement rider Andrea Dovizioso , once again dropping him back to seventh place.
He started the race from eighth on the grid and moved up to third to grab another podium but lost the position to Cal Crutchlow and then slid out of contention with ten laps to go.
Rossi continued to finish in twelfth position, albeit on a damaged bike and hampered by a misting visor. At round five in Italy , Rossi registered his only retirement of the year.
Rossi rode around the outside of Bautista, but he failed to notice Rossi and clipped his bike on the approach to the right-hander, making him fall and collecting Rossi in the process.
On 29 June at the Dutch round, Rossi recorded his first MotoGP win since Malaysia in — a race winless streak. At the end of the season, Rossi announced the conclusion of his long collaboration with crew chief Jeremy Burgess , who was replaced by Silvano Galbusera, the former crew chief of Marco Melandri in the Superbike World Championship.
Rossi's first year since his return to Yamaha went well, and hopes for were even higher: more podiums, wins or even the illustrious tenth title all were mentioned by people.
At his "home race" in San Marino , Rossi won his first race since the Dutch TT round. In Australia Rossi took his second victory of the year.
It was Rossi's sixth win at the circuit after five consecutive wins he took from to With a season of consistent podium finishes — including two wins in San Marino and Australia — there were once more hopes that Rossi might be able to win his tenth title this year.
He started the season — his 20th at World Championship level — by taking victory in the opening race in Qatar ; it was his first win in a season-opening race since the Qatar race.
Rossi held off Ducati 's Andrea Dovizioso to cross the line 0. This win consolidated his championship lead, becoming the first rider to win a race using an extra-hard Bridgestone rear tyre.
He recorded his fourth podium finish of the year, eighth successive podium finish — and the th of his Grand Prix career — with a third place in Spain , then kept the run going with a second place in France and a third place on home soil in Italy.
He also extended his championship lead to ten points over Lorenzo, who finished third. Rossi further extended his championship lead in Germany with third and continued his podium streak with third-place finishes at Indianapolis and the Czech Republic.
The pair's results were enough for the team to clinch their respective title, their first since In Japan , Rossi extended his championship lead to eighteen points with a second-place finish to Dani Pedrosa — his first win of the season — in drying conditions.
Lorenzo had started on pole but faded to third with tyre issues. Before the season even began, Rossi announced that he will continue his career by keeping his contract with the Factory Yamaha team until Rossi began the season with fourth place in Qatar , albeit just two seconds from victory.
The race was split into two parts similar to the Australian Grand Prix after concerns over Michelin rear tyres forced riders to make a pitstop to change bikes.
In Spain , Rossi took pole position — his first since the Dutch round last year and his 52nd pole position overall — on Saturday, then led the race from start-to-finish with the exception of one corner to win.
The race marked the first time in his MotoGP career that Rossi led every lap of a race from pole position. Rossi dedicated the victory to the family of former Moto2 rider Luis Salom , who had been killed following a crash during Friday practice.
Assuming the lead in the second race, Rossi set the fastest lap and continued to push before crashing due to what he called a "stupid mistake".
After the summer break, MotoGP's return to Austria for the first time since saw the Factory Ducati riders dominate for a 1—2 finish, Rossi coming home a close fourth behind Jorge Lorenzo.
Another wet race in the Czech Republic saw Rossi go against the majority of the field in choosing the harder rear wet tyre.
Initially it seemed an error as he fell from 6th to 12th but he recovered throughout the race to finish second to Cal Crutchlow.
After leading for the majority of the race he was overhauled by Dani Pedrosa in the closing laps. The flyaway races began badly for Rossi after he crashed out of second place in Japan , having started from pole.
For the season opener in Qatar however, he appeared to make a breakthrough, moving from tenth on the grid to finish third.
The European season began disappointingly with a lowly tenth position at the Spanish round whilst Honda rider Dani Pedrosa won the race from pole.
Rossi also lost the championship lead after the race. Tests of a new chassis after the Catalan race were positive and saw Rossi take his first and only win of the season at the Dutch round after a late-race battle with the Pramac Ducati of Danilo Petrucci , who ran slick tyres on a damp track, the older Italian prevailing by just 0.
He suffered these injuries on the same leg that he previously broke in his high-speed crash at Mugello in and put him out of contention, requiring surgery and missing his "home race" in San Marino.
Before the start of the season-opening race in Qatar, Rossi announced he had extended his contract at the Factory Yamaha team until , when he will be 41 years old.
Both riders were concerned about corner-entry and corner-exit issues as well as the lack of traction and tyre temperature.
At the first round in Qatar , Rossi started off well by getting a first podium of the season in the form of third place. With five laps to go, Rossi muscled his way past the Tech 3 Yamaha of Johann Zarco but eventually couldn't get close enough and crossed the line 0.
When the Spaniard misjudged the braking point, he forced Rossi to go wide, making him clip the grass and fall in the process. Rossi eventually got going again, but failed to score any points afterwards.
Rossi only finished fifth at the Dutch round but managed to score his first and only second place of the season in Germany , 2.
With the race in Great Britain cancelled due to heavy rain which failed to drain properly on the newly repaved Silverstone surface, Rossi failed to finish on the podium for five consecutive races.
Rossi's best chance at a victory came at the penultimate round of the season in Malaysia. When the race was stopped, Rossi was forced to use a used rear tyre, which he claimed "made the difference" as he was "more in trouble with the rear".
As the race restarted, Rossi crashed out of second place. This was Rossi's first winless season since when he raced with Ducati and his first ever winless season with the Factory Yamaha team.
During the pre-season tests, both Yamaha riders had mixed feelings of the YZR-M1. There were signs that showed that some of the problems, such as the lack of traction and degradation of the tyres, were less of an issue this year.
Eventually, Rins crossed the line 0. In the next three rounds, Rossi registered three consecutive retirements — the first time in his career.
In Italy , he crashed out after clipping the back of Joan Mir's Suzuki and ran across the gravel at Turn 4. He recovered and tried to regain the lost ground but eventually slid off again at the high-speed Arrabiata 2 corner to register his first DNF since the Japanese race.
Rossi was forced to go wide and initially survived a minor hit of Lorenzo's stricken bike, only to hit it again and fall onto the tarmac this time.
The bike was damaged as a result and Rossi was unable to continue. After these disastrous results, the next races went better for him.
At the German and Czech rounds, Rossi managed to score an eighth and sixth place. At the Japanese race, another retirement came for Rossi.
He crashed out of a lowly eleventh place at Turn 1 with four laps to go. This was Rossi's fourth DNF of the season, equalling his season and the highest amount in his MotoGP career.
This was Rossi's lowest championship position since when he raced for Ducati and marked his second winless season. In October , Rossi announced he would be changing his crew chief.
The reason stated for this change was because of the poor results Rossi obtained during the season. Rossi's future at the factory Yamaha team was uncertain after the rather poor results he had obtained the previous year.
His initial plan was to wait for a handful of races in to see how competitive he still is because he has not won a race since and because of his lackluster season.
However, because of the outbreak of the COVID pandemic and subsequent delay of the start of the season, Rossi did not get the five or six races he hoped for.
At the pre-season tests, the Yamaha YZR-M1 had improved considerably compared to the counterpart. The new engine had fixed most of the deficit that the riders suffered from in and and the handling was improved as well thanks to an updated chassis.
Both the Factory as well as the SIC satellite riders were happy with the feeling of this year's bike and Rossi said that the bike has "a very good feeling" but that he personally worries he'll struggle with the tyres after around five to six laps and is disappointed the Yamaha is still losing out to the competitors on the straights.
Rossi's first race was supposed to start in Qatar but was cancelled due to the outbreak of the COVID virus. After a three-month delay, the season finally got underway in Spain.
At this race, Rossi ran in tenth position before retiring with technical problems. The race was won by satellite rider Quartararo for the first time in his MotoGP career.
Following a fourth place in the first race at his home Grand Prix in Misano, Rossi had three consecutive retirements, crashing out in the early stages of the second race at Misano and Le Mans, and while challenging Quartararo for a potential race win in Barcelona.
On 15 October , he tested positive for COVID, which forced him to miss the Aragon and Teruel GP's. However, further tests confirmed that the previous test was a false positive and he was allowed to participate in the final two races of the season.
In the late s and early s, especially during his cc career, Rossi's main rival was fellow Italian Loris Capirossi. They often fought hard between each other during the races — with Assen , Catalunya and Mugello   as examples — they always maintained a level of fairness on and off the track.
Their rivalry died down when Capirossi stopped consistently battling for podiums and eventually retired from MotoGP racing completely in At the early stages of his cc career, Max Biaggi was considered Rossi's main rival.
Rossi often found himself battling on the track with Capirossi and Biaggi, dubbing them "the three musketeers" by the Italian press.
While the rivalry with Capirossi never escalated and the two always were on good terms with each other, the rivalry with Biaggi had been growing since the mids, even though both didn't race against each other until the season when Rossi first joined the cc class.
Before the first race of the season even started, Rossi and Biaggi had already had a heated argument when Biaggi encountered Rossi at a restaurant in Suzuka and told him to "wash your mouth out before saying my name".
At the first round of the season in Japan , one of the most famous episodes in their rivalry took place when Biaggi seemed to have tried to push Rossi into the dirt at high speed and a few laps later Rossi overtook Biaggi and showed, on live television, his middle finger to him.
Neither rider admitted that they got into a fist fight, but Biaggi appeared in the post-race press conference with red marks and scratches on his face, which he said "must have been caused by a mosquito bite".
Rossi claimed that the incident happened because Biaggi bumped into his manager as both riders prepared to go up to the podium with third-place finisher Loris Capirossi.
Two weeks later at the next Grand Prix in Assen , Honda organized a press conference to put the events of Barcelona behind them. Rossi and Biaggi talked about the event and shook hands in front of the media, which ended the feud.
Some would also consider the South African round another key point in the rivalry due to the switch Rossi made from the Factory Honda to the Factory Yamaha team, with many believing that Biaggi would have the upper hand for the season due to the advantage the Honda had over its competitors at the time.
During the race, Rossi and Biaggi fought hard but eventually, Rossi crossed the line 0. In his autobiography What If I'd Never Tried It?
The rivalry was also featured in the documentary film, Faster. Rossi's closest rival in the and seasons was Sete Gibernau , riding for the Gresini Team Movistar Honda on a satellite RCV in and then on an all but in name factory RCV, which Gibernau helped to develop, in Initially they were quite friendly in the paddock and off — Gibernau partied on occasions with Rossi at the Italian's Ibiza villa — but a souring in their relationship began in the season and culminated in the "Qatar Incident" that same season when Rossi's team was penalized for "cleaning" his grid position to aid in traction, along with Honda Pons' Max Biaggi, and both riders were subsequently forced to start from the back of the grid.
Rossi and his chief engineer, Jeremy Burgess, insisted that they were doing nothing more than what many others had done before when faced with a dirty track and Rossi accused Gibernau of being behind the move to appeal for a sanction, something the Spaniard categorically denied.
Since then the two have not spoken and Rossi seemed to use the incident to apply psychological pressure on Gibernau.
Rumours of Rossi having sworn that after the Qatar race, which Gibernau won while Rossi crashed out after rising to 6th position, he would do everything to make sure that Gibernau never stood on the highest step of the podium again.
However, Rossi has denied these claims. The rivalry between Rossi and Gibernau climaxed at the round in Jerez.
Rossi started from pole position but Gibernau overtook him on the first lap. On the final lap, Gibernau was in the lead, but Rossi tried to overtake him at the final corner — the Dry Sack hairpin — with both colliding mid-corner.
Gibernau ran wide and would finish second whilst Rossi would win the race. The Spanish crowd booed Rossi as the Italian national anthem was playing to celebrate his victory.
Tensions ended when Gibernau retired from Grand Prix racing after an unsuccessful, injury-blighted season with Ducati and he never won another race after Qatar, prompting some in the Spanish and Italian motorcycle racing media to explain this fact by way of reference to the "Qatar Curse.
Casey Stoner emerged as a rival for Rossi when he moved from the LCR team in to the official Factory Ducati team in Over the course of the season, Rossi and Stoner frequently battled for wins — particularly in Catalunya and China — but the young Australian had the better of Rossi in many of the races thanks to the strong Ducati and Bridgestone combination and the underperforming Yamaha Rossi had, resulting in his claiming of the MotoGP World Championship title.
Stoner's and Rossi's rivalry came to a dramatic climax at the United States GP. After numerous position changes, Rossi overtook Stoner at the Corkscrew.
The move caused Rossi to run into the dirt and broken pavement on the inside of the right turn, and his rejoining the track came close to causing a collision between the two riders.
A few laps later, Stoner went into the gravel on the slow entry into turn 11 whilst outbraking himself, almost crashing into Rossi in the process. At the press conference, Stoner claimed that some of Rossi's moves were considered "aggressive" but Rossi called it "just racing".
The rivalry cooled down when Rossi won back-to-back titles in and whilst Stoner struggled with the Ducati for multiple seasons, suffered from a mystery illness and various crashes — despite still battling hard with Rossi on some occasions.
After Rossi moved to the Factory Ducati team and Stoner to the Factory Honda team in , tensions would once again rise at the Spanish round when Rossi collided with Stoner, causing him to crash out of the race while Rossi got going again and finished fifth.
After the race, Rossi went to Stoner to apologise for the incident, who smiled and accepted Rossi's handshake. However, Stoner told Rossi that "Your ambition outweighs your talent" during the brief exchange, in which he also asked about Rossi's shoulder.
However, tensions would rise once more at the French race where Rossi and Stoner once again came to blows when they battled hard in the wet conditions, with Rossi passing and repassing Stoner on the first corners of the Le Mans track before he permanently overtook him on the last lap to cross the line in second place.
Rossi and Stoner's rivalry ended permanently when Stoner retired in and Rossi returned to the Factory Yamaha team in In , Jorge Lorenzo joined Rossi in the Factory Yamaha team which started a new rivalry.
Initially, relationships were friendly; Rossi won the title while Lorenzo suffered two serious crashes at Shanghai and Laguna Seca which prevented any serious rivalries from ever starting to begin with, Rossi concentrated more on his rivalry with Casey Stoner at the time.
In , Rossi and Lorenzo resumed hostilities with Rossi emerging as champion again. Over the course of the season, Rossi defeated Lorenzo in several tight battles — such as Assen , Sachsenring , Valencia and, most memorably, Lorenzo's home race in Catalunya.
Both were battling hard on the Catalan circuit, with Lorenzo taking the lead on the final lap. Rossi tried to overtake him in the usual spots but failed, with many assuming Lorenzo was going to win the race.
However, Rossi managed to pass him going into the final corner, where many assumed overtaking was impossible, to take an unlikely victory.
In , Lorenzo finally emerged victorious in the championship battle after Rossi first injured his shoulder at a motocross accident two weeks before the Spanish race and then suffered a displaced compound fracture of his right tibia during a free practice fall at the Italian round , which caused him to miss four races.
The most dramatic race of the season came at Motegi when Rossi fought hard with Lorenzo on the final laps of the race for third place, colliding with each other on more than one occasion.
Rossi would win the battle, crossing the line in third. After Rossi moved to the Factory Ducati team in , Lorenzo stayed with the Factory Yamaha team and the rivalry cooled down when Rossi underperformed on the Ducati for two seasons while Lorenzo fought for the championship in both years, losing out to Stoner in but winning his second MotoGP title in After Rossi returned to Yamaha in , the rivalry resumed, and came to a boiling point in Rossi was on course to win his tenth overall title but was narrowly ahead of his teammate Lorenzo, who had closed the gap after the summer break.
After this, the relationship between Rossi and Lorenzo became sour, though would ease once more when Lorenzo moved to the Factory Ducati team in whilst Rossi stayed with the team.
Their relationship broke down completely after the penultimate round in Malaysia. A week later during the pre-event press conference in Malaysia, Rossi accused Marc of deliberately battling aggressively with him in Australia to cost him time and give an advantage to Rossi's teammate and championship rival Jorge Lorenzo.
Their relationship remained frosty for the beginning of , but the feud came to an end when they shook hands after battling each other in Barcelona to remember Luis Salom , who died after crashing at high speed on the Catalan circuit.
However, tempers would again flare two years later, once more in Argentina. Whilst riding back through the field in the late stages, he caught Rossi who was running in fifth place.
He attempted to overtake into the final corner, but hit a damp patch and collided with Rossi, pushing him off the track and causing him to fall.
After the race, Marquez walked to Rossi's garage to apologise, but Rossi refused to receive him. Instead, one of Rossi's team asked Marquez to leave.
After Argentina, the relationship between the two remained quite poor. We don't have any problem". After the battle in Phillip Island, the rivalry seemed to cool down for most of the season, but became heated once more at Thailand Since his early racing days Rossi has had numerous nicknames.
In the beginning of his career he was known as "Rossifumi" because he was a big fan of Japanese riders, most notably Norifumi Abe , who made a spectacular debut in the cc class as a wildcard rider in Japan.
As such, the nickname is a tribute to him. Another nickname Rossi had earlier on in his career, albeit not as known or popular, was "Valentinik".
The nickname comes from the comic of Donald Duck , in Italian called Paperino. In the comics, he transforms into an alter ego called Super Donald which in Italian translates to Paperinik.
This version of Donald Duck sports a mask and a cape and looks just like a super hero, but unlike actual super heroes does not have any luck and wreaks destruction everywhere he goes.
However, he also is a funny an likeable character. The nickname is a reference to this Italian superhero, which can also be translated to "Super Valentino".
Since Rossi started to dominate in the cc, later known as MotoGP, "The Doctor" has become the nickname of choice for Rossi. Although not common in English-speaking countries, the nickname is given to those as a sign of respect.
Two theories prevail as to why Rossi uses this name. One is that Rossi adopted the nickname upon having earned a degree, which in Italy entitles one to use the title "Doctor".
Another, as spoken by Graziano Rossi himself, "The Doctor because, I don't think there is a particular reason, but it's beautiful, and is important, The Doctor.
And in Italy, The Doctor is a name you give to someone for respect, it's very important, The Doctor He has always raced with the number 46 in his motorcycle grand prix career, the number his father had raced with in the first of his three grand prix career wins in , in Yugoslavia , on a c Morbidelli.
Typically, a World Championship winner is awarded the No. However, in a homage to Britain's Barry Sheene , who was the first rider of the modern era to keep the same number 7 , Rossi has stayed with the now-famous No.
The text on his helmet's visors refers to the name of his group of friends: "The Tribe of the Chihuahua", in Italian "Tribu Dei Chihuahua".
This is also a reference to a tribe of natives found in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Equally obvious is his success at escaping any disciplinary action from the FIM or Dorna Sports for having the letters so brazenly on the front neck area of his leathers.
He traditionally also incorporates his favorite color fluorescent yellow into his leather designs. This has also earned him the nickname "Highlighter Pen".
Fellow motorcycle racer and former teammate Colin Edwards , as well as many well known riders, commentators and journalists have often referred to him as 'the GOAT' Greatest of all Time.
Rossi tested the Ferrari Formula One car in on 31 January, 1 February, and 2 February at Valencia. The first test saw Rossi spin out on the damp track into the gravel trap, ending his day.
On the second day, he posted the ninth fastest time of fifteen drivers, approximately one second behind Michael Schumacher , who himself was third fastest.
Rossi lapped faster than seasoned drivers Red Bull Racing 's Mark Webber and David Coulthard and Toyota F1 's Jarno Trulli.
In May , Rossi announced that he would be staying in MotoGP until he felt his work on the motorbike was "finished.
Rossi subsequently signed a new contract with Yamaha for the and seasons, then for and Beyond his interest in F1, Rossi's strong passion is for rallying.
In Rossi's youth one of his heroes was WRC Champion Colin McRae. Rally legend McRae taught Rossi the basics of driving a rally car. In October it was announced that Rossi would enter that year's Rally New Zealand , a WRC event, which was to run from 17 to 19 November.
In Rossi also won the Monza Rally Show driving a Ford Focus RS WRC He beat the winner Rinaldo Capello by 24 seconds, winning five of the seven stages on his way.
He also managed to outpace former WRC champion Didier Auriol by seven seconds in the head-to-head Master Show final.
Rossi also announced at the Monza Rally Show , that he would be entering the Rally of Great Britain , however, he later opted out.
At the Monza Rally, Rossi again took first place. Rossi had been linked with a move to both Formula One and the World Rally Championship in , having tested for Ferrari and competed in a number of rally events.
But Rossi decided to remain in MotoGP; "I have a contract with Yamaha until ," said Rossi. What I am sure about is that I will ride until I'm 31 or 32 at most.
I will look for new stimuli in the next few seasons, but for now I am fully motivated". Rossi tested a Ferrari F at Mugello Circuit on 20 and 21 November , as a gift from Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali to celebrate his eighth world title.
On the first day Rossi completed over 20 laps, and set a best time of In January , Rossi has said that once he retires from motorcycle racing, he hopes to move into rallying.
I would consider shifting to cars, probably rallying, after that before I finally decide to take it easy I know F1 would've been easier but by the time I finish MotoGP, I will be too old for F1.
In March , the Italian minister Franco Frattini government awarded Rossi the first Winning Italy Award for the image he portrays of his country on an international level.
In , Rossi was given a special test of Kyle Busch 's NASCAR Nationwide Series stock car at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Rossi achieved a top speed of miles per hour, a speed which would have put him in the top fifteen of a Nationwide Series race. In December , Rossi got the chance to swap rides with six-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton at Circuit Ricardo Tormo , as part of a sponsor event.
Press were locked out of the event, so laptimes weren't made public. Later in the same week, Rossi competed in the Gulf 12 Hour at Yas Marina Circuit , behind the wheel of a Ferrari GT3 ran by Kessel Racing.
His co-drivers were his half-brother and Moto2 rider, Luca Marini , and Alessio Salucci. Rossi set the team's fastest laptime in qualifying, securing seventh place overall on the grid.
Despite a shaky start with some lost positions, the team were in the lead of the Pro-Am class at the halfway point.
A few technical issues in the Pro-class left the VR46 car in a battle for the final overall podium place with Spirit Race Team's Audi R8 LMS Evo.
Rossi got into the car for the final stint and drove the car to an overall third place and a win in the Pro-Am class, despite picking up a five-second time penalty.
Rossi is the owner of the junior-class team Sky Racing Team by VR46 , which debuted in the Moto3 category of Grand Prix motorcycle racing in with riders Romano Fenati and Francesco Bagnaia.
In , Andrea Migno replaced Bagnaia. The team also races in Moto2. His helmets are manufactured by AGV.
Nearly every year, Rossi works with Aldo Drudi to design a unique helmet to use while racing at the Italian Grand Prix. Since commencing his Grand Prix career, Rossi has worn leathers from Dainese.
In and , Alpinestars was a sponsor on his bike, but did not supply Rossi with leathers. Alpinestars just supplied racing boots for Rossi. After Rossi joined the Yamaha Factory Team , the team wore shirts from Alpinestars, while Rossi maintained his association with Dainese.
In and , Rossi was a member of the Ducati factory team , where the team wore shirts from Puma , while Rossi still maintained his association with Dainese.
In , Rossi has a new jacket from Dainese. His jacket has a different graphic compared with Alpinestars Movistar Yamaha jacket.
Rossi is superstitious and renowned for his pre-ride rituals. On a race day, he will always watch the beginning of the Moto3 race to see how long the starting lights remain lit before going out at the start of the race.
Prior to riding whether racing, qualifying, or practice , he will start his personal ritual by stopping about two metres from his bike, bending over and reaching for his boots.
Then, when arriving at his bike, he will crouch down and hold the right-side foot-peg, with his head bowed. He also revealed in an interview with MotoGP.
He also gets off the bike in the same way, swinging his right leg over the front of the bike. 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 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 , for which he filmed a commercial in Spain.
On 31 May he received an honorary degree in Communications and Advertising for Organizations. In March , 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.
Rossi has a maternal half-brother, Luca Marini , who is currently racing in the Moto2 season for the Sky Racing Team by VR In , the Italian tax authorities declared Rossi was being investigated for suspected tax evasion.
The officials said, against the European Taxes Agreements among European countries, Rossi's London residency has enabled him to take advantage of favourable tax conditions, such as only declaring earnings made in Britain and avoiding taxes on his lucrative merchandising and sponsorship contracts, commenting that Rossi had residency in London but his "centre of interests" wasn't there, as shown by a thorough investigation.
He also plea-bargained a suspended sentence of six months' imprisonment for non-declaration of income. In November , Milestone srl announced Valentino Rossi: The Game , to be released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Rossi keeps his personal life private, though he makes no secret of his fondness for Italian football club Internazionale.
After he won world titles in and , Inter congratulated him via their website. As of the conclusion of round 12 in Portuguese of the season, Valentino Rossi holds the following records:    .
Rossi participated in the Monza Rally Show championship using Ford Fiesta RS WRC car and won the title 7 times —, , — and became the holder of the most titles in this championship.
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Italian motorcycle racer. Rossi at the Aragon Grand Prix. Rossi at the Italian and Australian Grand Prix. Rossi celebrating his th race victory at the Dutch TT and battling with Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo at the German Grand Prix.
Rossi at the Grand Prix of the Americas and the French Grand Prix. Rossi and Pedrosa at the San Marino Grand Prix and the Japanese Grand Prix.
Max Biaggi at the British Grand Prix and Loris Capirossi with Rossi and Dani Pedrosa on the podium at the Czech Republic Grand Prix.
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