Valentino Rossi has officially been named a MotoGP legend, after the Italian racer decided to retire. As is known, MotoGP Valencia became Valentino Rossi’s last racing career, Sunday (11/14/2021).
Valentino Rossi spent more than 25 years as a MotoGP racer . His record of achievement is nine times won the world title, and it will be difficult to be rivaled by other racers.
At the end of his career, Valentino Rossi became a racer for the Petronas Yamaha SRT team. He was able to finish in 10th place in his last race at the Valencia MotoGP. In the final standings, Valentino Rossi is in 18th place with 44 points.
He was also named a MotoGP legend after receiving an award from Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta after the race in Valencia yesterday.
Valentino Rossi became a MotoGP legend with 26 seasons, won nine times, won 115 wins and 235 podium finishes.
Follow Other MotoGP Legends
Now Valentino Rossi has officially followed the MotoGP legends who got the coronation first. Among them; Giacomo Agostini, Mick Doohan, Geoff Duke, Wayne Gardner, Mike Hailwood, Daijiro Kato, Eddie Lawson, Anton Mang, Angel Nieto, Wayne Rainey, Phil Read, Jim Redman, Kenny Roberts, Jarno Saarinen, Kevin Schwantz.
Then drivers Barry Sheene, Marco Simoncelli, Freddie Spencer, Casey Stoner, John Surtees, Carlo Ubbiali, Alex Crivillé, Franco Uncini, Marco Lucchinelli, Randy Mamola, Kork Ballington, Dani Pedrosa, Stefan Dörflinger, Jorge ‘Aspar’ Martinez and the late Nicky Hayden .
“I consider today like a nightmare, because it’s the end of a long career and I thought it was going to happen in Valencia but in the end I really enjoyed it so I have to thank everyone. Yes, everyone I’ve worked with, the whole paddock, the other riders. It’s been a long career, and it’s always fun,” said Valentino Rossi.
Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta also commented on Valentino Rossi’s gait. Especially when the 42-year-old racer decided to retire from MotoGP.
According to him, Valentino Rossi is a special and fantastic racer.
“The only thing I can say to Vale is thank you very much. It’s been amazing since 1997 in Malaysia, we saw a guy doing a fantastic race but also very special for many reasons. We started talking to him then and since then, everything we’ve done together, with everyone who works in MotoGP, has been incredible.”
But also his personality, the situation he helped us create, the Security Commission, it was something very special. These are all the words I can say. Grazie, Valentino!” said Carmelo Ezpeleta.
Ronaldo and Inter Milan tribute to Valentino Rossi: From Fenomeno to Fenomeno!
Inter Milan also respects Valentino Rossi, who retired from MotoGP after the race in Valencia, Sunday (11/14/2021).
Rossi has been in Grand Prix racing for 26 years!
Inter posted a photo of Rossi with Ronaldo. Ronaldo gave Rossi an autographed shirt.
“From Phenomeno to Phenomeno,” wrote Inter.
Rossi is known as an Italian football fan. He initially liked Sampdoria, then became an Inter fan because of Ronaldo.
Valentino Rossi and Inter have always supported each other. Inter fans in the stadium often carry flags and banners of support for Rossi, including when The Doctor clashed with Marc Marquez in 2015.
Now, Valentino Rossi has retired. Inter Milan also gave support to the man who officially became a MotoGP legend.
Become a Legend
Valentino Rossi officially retires after the 2021 MotoGP race ends. The Italian man is now set to become a MotoGP legend. However, Rossi even baper after being crowned a legend.
“I always thought today was like a nightmare, because it’s the end of a long career and I thought it was going to happen in Valencia but in the end I really enjoyed it so I have to thank everyone, everyone who has worked with me, all paddock, another racer,” Rossi was quoted as saying by MSSports, Monday (11/15/2021).