Valentino Rossi is a professional motorcycle road racer from Italy. Rossi is widely regarded as one of the best motorbike racers of all time. He has six MotoGP World Championships and nine Grand Prix World Championships. He has won championships in five different classes (125cc, 250cc, 500cc, 800cc, and 990cc) and has the longest winning career (20 years and 211 days). To date, he has appeared on the podium 235 times, finishing first 115 times, second 65 times, and third 53 times. He competed for Aprilia, Yamaha, and Ducati, among others. He has competed in 21 nations and was once one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. The G.O.A.T., or Greatest Of All Time, Rossi of Italy, has announced his retirement from racing at the end of the 2021 season.
|Celebrated Name||Valentino Rossi|
|Nick Name||Rossifumi, Valentinik, The Doctor, Highlighter Pen|
|Birth Name||Valentino Rossi|
|Famous For||Considered one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time|
|Brothers||Luca Marini (Half-Brother)|
|First Award||1997 World Championship in 125 cc|
|Awards Won||6 MotoGP championships and 9 Grand Prix World Championships|
|Height||1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||165.5 lbs (75 kg)|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Girlfriend||Francesca Sofia Novello|
|Source of Wealth||Bike Racing (contracts, salaries, prize money, endorsements, sponsorships)|
|Net Worth||$200 million|
Valentino Rossi Biography
Valentino Rossi was born on 16 February 1979. His birth location is in Urbino, Marche in Italy. He holds Italian nationality. He was born to his father, Graziano Rossi, and his mother, Stefania. The family moved to Tavullia when he was a child. He is a practicing Catholic. He has a maternal half-brother, Luca Marini. His brother Luca is also a racer who raced for the Sky Racing Team by VR46 and was the 2020 Moto2 season runner-up. He is of the Caucasian ethnicity. Aquarius is his astrological sign.
Valentino Rossi Height And Weight
Valentino Rossi stands at 1.8 m, or 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He weighs 165.5 pounds, or 75 kilograms. He has a muscular physique. His eyes are blue, and his hair is light brown. His hair is curly. His sexual orientation is heterosexual.
- Rossi began racing when he was quite young. Karting was his initial racing passion. His father purchased him a 100cc national kart engine. At the time, he was only five years old.
- In 1990, he won the regional title. He then turned to minimoto, where he won a number of regional races. In Parma, he finished fifth in the national kart championships. In 1993, he competed in the 125cc Italian Sport Production Championship. The following year, he raced with a Sandroni prototype.
- In 1995, he switched to Aprilia and won the Italian 125 cc Championships. In the European Championship, he finished third. During the 1996 championship season, he made his Grand Prix debut. At the 1996 Austrian Grand Prix, he earned his first Grand Prix podium. He finished third.
- On an AGV Aprilia RS125R, he won his first race ever in the 125cc class. He finished ninth in his first season.
- In 1997, he switched from the AGV team to the official Nastro Azzurro Aprilia Team.
- In the 1997 season, he won 11 of the 15 races.
- In 1998, he advanced to the 250 cc class. He came in second position at the end of the 1998 season. He ended the 1999 season first with 309 points, winning his first 250 cc world championship and his second overall.
- In 2000, he advanced to the 500 cc class. Mick Doohan, a five-time 500cc World Champion, is his personal mentor at Honda. He had to wait nine races before winning his maiden 500 cc race.
- With 209 points, he finished second in his first 500 cc season.
- In the 2001 season, he won 11 races and became the 500cc world champion, finishing first with 325 points. He is the first Italian rider to win the Suzuka 8 Hours.
- The 990 cc four-stroke motorcycles were released.
- In 2002, he won the inaugural MotoGP World Championship after winning 11 races. It was his fourth world title overall. At the end of the 2003 season, he won his second MotoGP title and his fifth overall. In 2004, he signed a two-year contract with Yamaha that was reportedly for more than US $12 million. He was said to be signing with Ducati.
- With 304 points, he won his third MotoGP title and sixth overall in 2004.
- With 367 points, he won his fourth MotoGP and eighth overall title in 2005. He missed out on the championship in 2006 after retiring from many races.
- In the 2007 season, he finished third with 241 points. He regained the world championship title after finishing first with 273 points in the 2008 season. It was his fifth MotoGP victory and ninth overall championship.
- With 306 points, he won his sixth MotoGP title and ninth overall world championship in 2009. Rossi finished third overall with 233 points in the 2010 season.
- In 2011, he departed Yamaha to join Ducati on a two-year contract.
- He finished sixth in the 2011 season with 139 points. It was his first season without a win in his Grand Prix career.
- With 163 points, he finished his second season with Ducati in sixth place.
- Due to his dismal performance with the Ducati team, he returned to Yamaha.
- In his first season back with Yamaha, he finished fourth overall with 237 points.
- In the 2014 season, he improved his performance, coming second in the championship with 295 points.
- In the 2015 season, Rossi finished second in the championship to Jorge Lorenzo. He finished second in the 2016 season with 249 points. With 208 points, he finished the 2017 season in fifth place in the championship.
- In 2018, he finished third in the championship with 198 points. It was his first season without a win with Team Yamaha.
- With 174 points, he finished the 2019 season in seventh place in the championship.
- For the 2021 season, he joined Petronas Yamaha SRT. He has confirmed his intention to retire from MotoGP at the end of the 2021 season.
- Aside from motorcycle racing, he is interested in a Formula One career. In 2006, he tested the Ferrari Formula One vehicle. Michael Schumacher praised Rossi’s performance and indicated that he is capable of making the transition to Formula One.
- He also has a significant interest in rallying. One of his heroes was WRC Champion Colin McRae, who taught him the fundamentals of rally driving. He took part in a number of rallies.
- At Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2013, he was allowed a special test of Kyle Busch’s NASCAR Nationwide Series stock car.
- At Yas Marina Circuit, he competed in the 2019 Gulf 12 Hour.
- In 2021, he competed in the Bahrain 12 Hour at the Bahrain International Circuit.
Valentino Rossi Girlfriend, Dating
Valentino Rossi has never been married. He is not, however, single. Francesca Sofia Novello is the long-distance girlfriend of the veteran racer. Since 2017, the couple has been together. He has previously dated various ladies, the most notable of them was Linda Morselli. From 2007 through 2016, he was in a relationship with Morselli. Martina Stella, Maddalena Corvaglia, Arianna Matteuzzi, Mandala Tayde, and Aura Rolenzetti were also romantically related to him. More information about his personal life and relationship history will be added here as it becomes available.
He has homes in Tavullia, Pesaro, and Urbino.
Valentino Rossi’s Net Worth
Valentino Rossi is one of the highest-paid sports figures. Rossi, one of the most successful racers, has acquired a fortune through his professional racing career. In 2007, he made an estimated $34 million, and in 2008, he earned an estimated $35 million. He makes money from sponsorships and endorsement deals in addition to prize money.
Rossi is outfitted in AGV helmets. He’s dressed in Dainese leathers. His racing boots were sponsored by Alpinestars. He wore Puma jerseys when racing for Ducati. Repsol, an oil business, supported him. He got threats from an Italian-Spanish anarchist movement as a result of his affiliation with Repsol. He has also appeared in countless television advertisements for various brands. He is the owner of Sky Racing Team by VR46, a junior-class team. In 2014, it made its Grand Prix motorcycle racing debut in the Moto3 class. His net worth is predicted to be at $200 million as of January 2023.
- He is also the only road racer to have competed in 400 Grands Prix or more.
- He has always ridden with the number 46.
- Throughout the 1997 season, he dressed up like Robin Hood and occasionally carried a blow-up doll.
- During the pandemic, he caught COVID-19 and had to miss many races.