Valentino Rossi Best Moments 2015
Born in Urbino in 1979, Valentino Rossi is probably the all time strongest and most famous biker, contending this title with Giacomo Agostini, centaur of the 60s and 70s. Since childhood, under the auspices of his father Graziano, Valentino has been keen on the speed, experimenting with both two- and four wheels, in the form of Kart. Definitely switched to minibike (also for an economical choice, as he admitted in a recent interview), it soon started to drive bigger displacements, well under the old law. At 16 he became Italian champion of the 125 class and in 1996 he made his debut in the World Championship, driving an Aprilia. Onset until the Grand Prix at Mugello in 2010 he took part in all the races setting the record for consecutive appearances at the start of the championship (228 appearances in almost 15 years). The first year collected the first victory and duringe the following season he graduated for the first time world champion with 11 wins out of 15 races and prepares him to jump in 250. In this category soon proved fast and reliable but the 5 victories are not enough to win the title, which will have to wait for the next year. 10 successes afforded him to win the 250 championship and to move to 500, leaving the Aprilia switching to Honda. As happened before, in the first year he paid the change of category, also if he finished the season with two wins and 10 podium. But it was in 2001, with an absolute dominium, he became for the first time champion in the premier class. Net supremacy that was repeated in 2002 and 2003 when, with five titles, he decided to move to Yamaha. Incredibly, on a bike which in previous years was not at all competitive, Valentino succeeds immediately in his debut in South Africa and through other 8 successes he became world champion once again. An encore performed in 2005, by obtaining the fifth consecutive title in the top category (meanwhile named MotoGP), the seventh in 10 seasons. 2006 and 2007 reveal years of bad luck, but he got back with interests in 2008 and 2009, winning the eighth and ninth title and surpassing the 100 Grand Prix wins. In 2010, the injury forced him to miss four races and prevent him from fighting for victory in the championship, that went to teammate Jorge Lorenzo. At the end of the season he decided to move to Ducati, with which scarpe together the misery of two second places in two years. When many thinked he was busted, in 2013 returned to Yamaha where he had to settle for just one win at Assen and the fourth final place, behind the three Spanish Marquez, Lorenzo and Pedrosa. In 2014, still on the bike of Diapason, at the beginning Rossi, like everyone else, was only a viewer of the dominium of Marc Marquez, but he was author of a second part of the season as a protagonist and two wins (Misano and Phillip Island) allow to finish the championship in second place behind the Spaniard. In the first half of 2015 is the most regular rider of all and before the summer break is at the top of the world championship. Celebrated his duels with the great rivals he faced in his career, Gibernau, Stoner, Lorenzo, but especially the Roman Max Biaggi.
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