Valentino Rossi

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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Rider Number

#46

Italy

Representing

Italy

Nation
Italy
Bike
Yamaha
Points
Date of birth
16/Feb/1979
Place of birth
Urbino, Italy

Biography

What more can be said about Rossi? After all the ructions in the last few races of 2015, he could have been excused for being a little deflated in 2016 – but that wasn't the case at all as he hit the season with his usual vigour and flair for the occasion. Rossi is resilience personified and could well bring up 90 victories in the MotoGP™ class this year, as well as a ninth world title. Rossi not only stays on task, but seemingly always finds ways to go up a notch when required — and his experience is also a valuable asset. The only question mark in 2017 will be his ability to consistently qualify well, because with the more even spread of bikes he won't be able to slice through packs with impunity like he has in the past. One ace up his sleeve though is his consistently brilliant speed at the end of races. Has only been so-so in the pre-season, but is anyone really concerned?

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