Valentino Rossi

46 Valentino Rossi @ValeYellow46

Date of birth 16 Feb 1979
Age 37
Place of birth Urbino, Italy
Height / weight 1.81 m / 69 kg
The Doctor

Born in Urbino, Italy on 16th February 1979, Rossi was riding bikes from an early age thanks to the encouragement of his father Graziano, himself a former Grand Prix winner. Following an early start in go-karts, Rossi junior progressed to mini-motos and quickly showed a talent for two-wheels, becoming regional champion in 1992. The next few years saw him quickly rise up through the ranks of junior road racing, claiming the Italian Sport Production Championship in 1994 and the Italian 125cc Championship in 1995. The latter, twinned with an impressive 3rd place in the 125cc European Championship, was enough to secure him a ride in the World Championship the following year.

Valentino Rossi
Race
career
114Grand Prix Wins
/
215Grand Prix Podiums
339Grand Prix
contested in total
/
63Grand Prix
Pole positions
/
9World Championship
Titles
9World Championship
Titles
MotoGP2009, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
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500CC2001
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250CC1999
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125CC1997
MotoGP
  • 2015 2nd, race wins 4
  • 2014 2nd, race wins 2
  • 2013 4th, race wins 1
  • 2012 6th, race wins 0
  • 2011 7th, race wins 0
  • 2010 3rd, race wins 2
  • 2009 1st, race wins 6
  • 2008 1st, race wins 9
  • 2007 3rd, race wins 4
  • 2006 2nd, race wins 5
  • 2005 1st, race wins 11
  • 2004 1st, race wins 9
  • 2003 1st, race wins 9
  • 2002 1st, race wins 11
500CC
  • 2001 1st, race wins 11
  • 2000 2nd, race wins 2
250CC
  • 1999 1st, race wins 9
  • 1998 2nd, race wins 5
125CC
  • 1997 1st, race wins 11
  • 1996 9th, race wins 1