Date of birth

16 Feb 1979

Place of birth

Urbino, Italy

Height

1.81 m

Weight

69 kg

The Doctor

Born in Urbino, Italy on February 16th, 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 minimotos and quickly showed a talent for two-wheels, becoming regional champion in 1992.

Race
career

398

Grand Prix
contested in total

115

Grand Prix Wins
 

234

Grand Prix Podiums
 

65

Grand Prix
Pole positions

Valentino Rossi
9
World Championship wins
MotoGP
  • 2018 3rd, race wins 0
  • 2017 5th, race wins 1
  • 2016 2nd, race wins 2
  • 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