Best Victories of Valentino Rossi

A few days ago, the legend retired from MotoGP and as a tribute to the Doctor; we have listed some of Rossi’s best victories

“It’s a sad moment, it’s difficult because it’s the end of my career, but on the other side I’m very happy, I always enjoy a lot, and it’s a long, long time, a long career, with a lot of great results, so it was a good journey. Riding motorcycles and racing in MotoGP is always my first passion, from when I was a child. If I think of this moment, two or three years ago, I was desperate, but now I’m ready, it’s the time. It’s enough,” Valentino Rossi said to CNN Sports before the last race of his MotoGP career on November 14, 2021.

A nine-times MotoGP World Champion, Italian racer Valentino Rossi is one of the greatest motorcycle racers on earth. The racer who is also known as ‘The Doctor’ in the MotoGP world made his career debut in 1996 in the 125cc category. 26 years later, the fellow concluded his career with various records registered to his name and nine MotoGP World Championship titles. As an accolade to Valentino Rossi, here is a list of Rossi’s best victories.

That cornering- Rossi is memorable for making unimaginable things at the corners and the Catalunya Grand Prix of 2009 saw him produce an adroit move at an apex. Rossi was a member of the Yamaha team and his teammate was the ferocious Jorge Lorenzo. Both the racers were wheel-to-wheel until at the last corner of the last lap, Rossi made an unforeseen move and left Lorenzo surprised. One will never realize what a ride it was without examining a video.

Dancing in the rain- In motorsports, there was a man hailed as ‘The Rain Man’. He was F1 driver Ayrton Senna and if any MotoGP racer is akin to him, it is Rossi because the Italian racer also knows how to disco in the rain. In the 2005 British Grand Prix, the track was all wet at the Donington Park. Rossi did not just accomplish that race, but he won it with nobody near him. When he crossed the chequered flag, no racer was caught behind him because they were simply too far.  

Apart from these two memorable wins, we genuinely love and admire his fight with Stoner at the Laguna Seca (2008), the brilliant comeback at the 2013 Dutch Grand Prix and beating racers such as Hayden and Pedrosa at the 2006 German Grand Prix.

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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