Valentino Rossi (born in Urbino, Italy, February 16, 1979, age 32 years) is a Grandprix bike racers in the world championship after Michael Doohan era, with the title of world champion in four different classes which he achieved in seven years is one berkarier.Ia a most successful racer of all time, with 9 World Champion title. According to the magazine published by American sports, Sports Ilustrated, Rossi was one of the largest well-paid sportsmen in duunia, he expects to earn $ 34 million in 2007. The son of a former 250 cc Grand Prix racer Graziano Rossi, and Stefania Palma holds many records and accomplishments achieved beyond many seniors. Total racer this eccentric world record ninth title, once in the 125cc class, once in the 250cc class, and seven times in the top class, 500cc and MotoGP.

After his father, Graziano Rossi, Rossi started racing in Grand Prix in 1996 for Aprilia in the 125 cc category and won the first World Championship the following year. From there, he moved to the 250cc category with Aprilia, and won the 250cc World Championship in 1999. He won the 500cc World Championship with Honda in 2001, the MotoGP World Championships (also with Honda) in 2002 and 2003, and continue the winning streak by winning the world championship 2004 and 2005, after leaving Honda to join Yamaha, prior to reclaim the title on 2008 and maintain it in 2009.

Rossi is the first ever win in the championship race in the history of 500 cc / MotoGP, with 77 victories, and second in the all-time win overall standings with 103 wins the race (behind Giacomo Agostini with 122). Rossi, along with Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR), Michael Schumacher (F1) and Sebastien Loeb (WRC), also widely known as one of the legends of motorsport in the early 21st Century.

Born to race

Rossi was born to be a racer, he grew up in the environment is very supportive of his career. His father, Graziano Rossi was a great racer the days of '70s. Automatic environment he grows a thick atmosphere of racing. When the kids his age are preoccupied with the toys, Rossi played with a real racing motorcycle in the middle paddock famous racers or Loris Reggiani Luca Cadalora.


When I first joined the 500cc GP with Doohan's former team, headed by an Australian reliable mechanic named Jerremy Burgess, paddock atmosphere strongly influenced temperament temperamental Doohan. All the mechanics and team staff looked serious and likely stressful. The atmosphere is made Rossi's ridiculous, he thought he could not imagine racing without being fun, then when he started winning, he was determined to celebrate mass, he said he just wanted to do something new, show emotion won the race.

Since then, the party became his trademark victory. Not just with friends, as well as thousands of supporters who packed the circuit. By its actions, Rossi was like a magnet that attracts people to watch the GP. The lovers still remember the GP will give a lift action costumed fans who traveled chicken circuit, action fans who give a lift to dress the doctor, he also never ride a giant figure as a symbol of world champion, also the action of his wheelie and burnout are countless each victory. He also often gives kneepad or her hat to the fans by throwing while on the podium. "Valentino is a great fighter. But he also knew that if we are in the middle of the entertainment business. So he also enjoys entertaining, "says Burgess.

Nickname Rossi

In the course of his racing rossi, often changing the nickname and do things that attract attention and entertain. He reasoned that it was done starting with the intention of having fun and doing something funny.

Nickname Rossifumi Rossi created by his friend when Rossi race in the 125cc class this nickname created by Rossi impressed with the typical Japanese racer with long hair, Norick Abe who was then aged 17 years and a fierce battle with Michael Doohan and Kevin Scwantz 500cc class, because The original name of the Japanese rider Norifumi Abe then dubbed Rossifumi.Tahun 2004 Rossi Rossi and Abe are both defending Yamaha are in different teams but one graphic, that dominance was in the team colors biru.Rossi Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team, while Abe is ruled by the Fortuna Gauloises Tech 3 Yamaha Team.

Valentinik This name comes from the Daffy Duck cartoon character who becomes a superhero in Italy named Paperinik. The nickname was wearing at the time of the race in the 250cc class.

The Doctor After rising to the 500cc class at the 2000 season with Rossi calls himself The Doctor because of race in the 500cc class took the seriousness and she felt herself not a kid anymore, other than that he also liked the idea as a illmuwan crazy and do crazy experiments, he considered worth taking nickname it after getting the achievement as a world champion. "In the 500cc race we do not need a superhero. What we need just a quiet, calm, and thinkers such as doctors, "he said. In addition, the name of Valentino in Italy mostly used by doctors. He also began to reduce the victory celebration that he deems are not worth doing. "Just by waving like the other drivers, and night-out party with my friends."

Switch to Yamaha

At the end of 2003 season 2004 season ahead of Valentino Rossi made a surprising decision. He decided to migrate from the team that defended the time it is the manufacturer team Honda, Repsol Honda HRC that have accompanied him won the world championship 2002 and 2003 and brought Doohan won the world champion 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 also became world champion Alex Criville 1999. Rossi decided to leave the super team and chose to join the Yamaha team, who last won the world championship in 1992 by racer Wayne Rainey. Rossi did not move to Yamaha team alone, he also brought Jerremy Burgess, head of the mechanics who used to deal with Doohan and Criville. They conducted a series of tests to fix the motor technologies owned by Rossi's Yamaha YZR M1 to be able to rival the strongest bike in MotoGP at the time, owned Honda RC211V.

About this move, many are not expected and pessimistic he would be able to defend the champion title. One of the pessimistic statement came from Max Biaggi, nemesis says, "I do not think he moved to Yamaha, but nevertheless it will be difficult to beat Honda. Rossi himself even less optimistic he can defend his world champion. "We need time to appear competitive, to win the first season with Yamaha obviously very difficult." But he dispelled all these pessimistic views. Even in the first series 2004 season in the GP Welkom, South Africa, he beat Max Biaggi riding a Honda motorcycle, albeit with a very tight fight, with Yamaha motor, the last on the podium in 1992. Even in 2004 and 2005 Rossi became world champion with Yamaha and the Yamaha rider's first top winner in a season (9 times champion Rossi in the season 2005).

Others about Rossi

Mick Doohan: "He did it (the race) is far more serious than I am."

Max Biaggi: "How could he just finished the first year nine times and was suddenly able to dominate like that? All drivers think the same. They (Honda) gave him a great motor, and only he can. They do anything to make him win. "

Randy Mamola: "If there is a race and all riders wear motorcycle with the same technology and machinery, the champion will remain the motor of yellow numbered 46. Valentino Rossi!"

Michael Schumacher: "Rossi will achieve success like my friend Michael Doohan. He's a talented young man and could do anything with the bike. "

Personal Life


Rossi tries to keep his private life from the public eye as much as possible, although he did not make a secret of his fondness for Italian football club Inter Milan. Rossi often watch the match Inter Milan directly with the players sat with their reserves. Rossi known to close friends with the Inter Milan player Marco Materazzi and Balotelli, even shortly after winning the 2006 German Grandprix Rossi celebrates by wearing a football jersey number 23's Italian Materazzi. After Rossi won his ninth world title in October 2009, the Inter Milan congratulated Rossi on their official website. Rossi is also a lefty.


Famous pet dog named Guido Rossi, the British bulldog who has since 2000 had. After Guido Rossi frequently travel around the world can not live in London and lived with his mother in Tavullia Rossi. Rossi could only see the dog while visiting her mother. Guido whose image has become a mascot on the bike seat and helmet Rossi, died after the Australian GP, ​​2008, and to reward, Rossi designed a special sticker with a pair of wings pictorial Guido heavenly angels are floating on clouds. Guido has a few other appearances on Rossi's bike. When left behind 32 points in the championship in 2006, Guido dressed with suit Inuit. Guido also wear resistance during pre-season test.

Guido's death has attracted so much attention as mentioned in the Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport's most prestigious. The dog even starred Quarantasei, a graphic novel produced by Milo Manara containing fiction about the adventures of Valentino Rossi and eventually achieve greatness in motor racing.

Since the death of Guido, Rossi now has two new dogs (one male and one female), the new dog named Cesare and Cecilia. During the GP Misano in 2009, just after Rossi made a mistake in Indianapolis, both dogs were wearing donkey ears on Valentino's helmet.

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