A living legend of the sport, beyond his specialty. Everyone knows how to recognize the famous yellow number 46 that identifies one of the best drivers in the history of motorsport: Valentino rossi. The Italian meets 25 years in the World Motorcycle Championship, and the official account of MotoGP He made a very particular video for him, remembering his best moments.
The look changes throughout his 25 years of professionalism were one of his trademarks. Each Grand Prix the fans checked what was the color or change in Valentino’s hair. Their special helmets will also remain in the memory, which changed with each race. One such example was the test in Misano, in the 2020 season, where he had a viagra tablet in his helmet.
Rossi is an image apart from the world of motorcycling. The Italian is a living history of sport, and this year may be the last of his sporting career. Together with the Petronas team he will seek to return to victory, which he has not achieved since Netherlands Grand Prix 2017. The last podium was in 2020, at the Andalusian Grand Prix, where he finished in third place.
This weekend will be the 25th of 1996 Malaysian Grand Prix, where at the controls of a Aprilia, debuted in the category 125CC (today Moto3). In that race, Valentino had a surprising sixth place, adding his first points in the category. The first victory was a few months later, in the Czech Republic, defeating the Spanish Jorge Martínez ‘Aspar’.
This weekend, Valentino will face what may be the last season. However, in recent days he declared that he has in mind to run for at least two more seasons, so he will seek to renew his contract with the team for another year Yamaha petronas. In his words, everything will depend on the results of the first half of the year.
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