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Valentino Rossi

Italian motorcycle road racer
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Net worth 2018: $135 Million
Industry: Sportspersons
Residence: Tavullia, Italy
Country: Italian
BirthDay: 16 February 1979
Sigh: Pisces
Height: 1.82 m

Valentino Rossi was bornon 16 February 1979 in Tavullia, Italy, Italian, is Italian motorcycle road racer. Valentino Rossi, the ultimate idol of international motorbike racing, is one of the most talented and successful motorbike racers ever. Harboring a passion for race at a very young age, he won his first world racing title at the age of 18. Since then, he never missed a race and has been making records, one after another. Undoubtedly, he is on the track to becoming a motorbike legend or rather, he is one already! The Italian sensation who turned 34 this year, is also known for being a tad superstitious, especially, before competing in any race. His pre-ride rituals, as they are called, include bending down and holding the right-side foot-peg of his bike with his head bowed. For this he once made a statement, "It’s just a moment to focus and ‘talk’ to my bike, like moving from one place to the next." Today, he is one of most famous celebrities and is one of the greatest sportspersons. His achievements in the sport make him the most successful racer ever. However, this coveted racer is quite discreet about his personal life and likes to stay off the radar. Read more about his life, career and amazing achievements, in the article below.


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However, in the mid of 2012, he announced that he would go back to Yamaha at the end of the season


In 2011, he left long time sponsor Yamaha to sign a two-year contract with Ducati


The following year was also very fruitful, but in 2010, he suffered another injury in which he broke his leg while practicing at Mugello


He is a fan of the Italian football club Internazionale, who congratulated him in October 2009, on his ninth World Championship win, through their website


In 2008, he regained his repute by winning the MotoGP title by winning nine races


The year 2007, was a little rough for him as he could only win four races owing to several technical problems


In 2006, however, he finished second to Nicky Hayden, from Honda, by five points


The year 2005 was extremely good because he won eleven races in total to become the World Champion that year too


In 2004, he signed up with Yamaha and raced in the opening season of the Grand Prix in South Africa


The 500 cc World Championship conducted its final race in 2001 and Rossi who had come second the previous year, finished first and claimed the championship


In 2000, he signed up with Honda to race in the 500cc class and was mentored by Michael Doohan, a former 500 cc World Champion


He won the 250cc World Championship held in 1999 in Aprilia, where he had won his first world championship title


In 1998, he took up 250cc racing and came second in the World Championship which was won by Loris Capirossi


However, he won the 1997 125cc World Championship held in Aprilia, to become the youngest rider ever to claim the championship


he participated in the World Championship in 1996 in the Malaysian Grand Prix, where he finished 9th


After winning the championship, he was trained to ride 125cc racing motor bikes and in 1995, he won the Italian 125cc Championship


He crashed his first bike, despite which he was allowed to take part in the Italian Sport Production Championship, where he performed reasonably in the beginning, but later won the title in 1994


In 1993, his father took the help of his former racing friends, one of whom was Claudio Lusuardi, who operated the Cagiva Sport Production team, to provide his son with a Cagiva Mito 125cc motorcycle


By the end of 1991, he had become an expert in minibike riding and had also won many awards


When he was five, his kart’s 60cc motor was replaced with a 100cc motor for more speed and in 1990 he won the local kart championship

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