Valentino Rossi has closed his 25-year prominent MotoGP career at the Valencia Grand Prix, which concludes Sunday’s season. The ninth world champion finished tenth in the final race won by one of his former disciples, Francesco Bagnaia of Ducati.
Bagnaia, a member of Rossi’s VR46 Rider Academy, said: “I dedicate this race to him and thank him for what he did for us at the academy.”
MotoGP of Catalunya-Free practice MONTMELO, Spain-June 3: Valentino Rossi and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP in Italy held the MotoGP in Catalunya at Circuit de Barcelona on June 3, 2016 in Montmello, Spain. I am riding a bicycle while practicing.
Rossi turned Valencia fans several times faster, including Brazilian football master Ronaldo, but couldn’t add to the 199 Premier Class Podium. Recognized as one of the greatest and most charismatic athletes in the sport, winning seven MotoGP titles, the 42-year-old Italian considers moving to car racing based on more than 20 years of motorcycle career. doing.
Rossi, along with horse racing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, broadcast a big screen congratulatory message on the motorsports club and the world of big sports, and after the race was over, his colleagues got excited. ..
Hollywood actors Tom Cruise, Chris Hemsworth and Keanu Reeves also sent a message in support of Rossi, the only rider to win the title in the 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and MotoGP categories. Rossi turned his last glory with a standing ovation with fireworks flying around before making a moving farewell to the Petronas Yamaha team.
In the race itself, Pramac Racing’s Spanish rookie Jorge Martin departed hard from pole position and blocked many challengers, but was overtaken by Bagnaia with 13 laps left and refused to win his second season.
Jack Miller took third place to win the Ducati team championship. Yamaha’s new world champion Fabio Quartararo finished fifth.
Bagnaia said, “I didn’t think it was possible to [win] by this weekend.
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