With the beginning of 2000s in the motorsports world, we can observe a Italian hegemony. Valentino Rossi is one of the most important figures of MotoGP world. Valentino Rossi, born in 1979, is an Italian professional motorcycle rider. He won 7 World Championship and 5 of them are first category of MotoGP. Valentino Rossi came to the world in 1979 in Urbino, Marche, Italy. Rossi, who grew up in Tavullia, was the son of Graziano Rossi, a former motorcycle rider, and was the first motorcyclist when he was 2 years old.
For many, Rossi, the world’s best motor sport contender, has won nine Grand Prix World Championships victories. The Italian athlete who started competing on the track with Honda in 2002, has been reaching the championship in 2002 and 2003 with Honda who has spent 2 years. The biggest difference between Valentino Rossi and other drivers is that he is in his first season at the age of 23 and has dominated MotoGP in his first season.
Valentino Rossi has decided to continue with Yamaha until 2010. However, Valentino Rossi has not finished the championship of 2006 and 2007 after losing a serious momentum after four years of championship in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. The Italian star, with a slight decrease in performance, entered 2008 with a stormy start and finished the peak of the season named Yamaha.
Rossi, who does not look like his old performance, also made great success in 2009, the next year, and he did not take the first place at the end of the year. Finally, we can say Rossi is one of the most important figures of MotoGP history and accepted as a legend. There are millions of fans and supporters of Rossi in different countries of the world today.