Rossi made his grand prix motorbike racing debut again in 1996 within the 125cc class, and since then has written himself into the historical past books as arguably the best of all time – each on two wheels and maybe throughout all of motorsport.
Profitable 115 grands prix throughout the 125cc, 250cc and MotoGP courses, Rossi has received 9 world titles, with seven of these coming in MotoGP having gone up towards among the fiercest opposition the premier class has ever seen within the likes of Max Biaggi, Sete Gibernau, Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo.
Although his outcomes have light in recent times, Rossi’s star energy has remained as sturdy because it ever was, the Italian transcending the game which made him well-known.
As the Styrian GP marks the first of a 10-race farewell tour for Rossi, Autosport’s Lewis Duncan and Motorsport.com’s Oriol Puigdemont talk about Rossi’s announcement and his legacy within the newest Tank Slappers podcast. Click on the play icon beneath to launch…