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Rossi has fondness for all his “particular” MotoGP rivalries

9-time grand prix bike racing world champion Rossi known as time on his illustrious profession on the finish of final month’s Valencia Grand Prix finale, the conclusion to his 26th season.

Rossi’s profession was outlined by the quite a few intense rivalries he had with the likes of Max Biaggi, Sete Gibernau, Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez.

When requested by Autosport what his favorite rivalry was, Rossi mentioned: “The rivalry in all the game on the high stage, perhaps particularly in MotoGP, is one thing that you just don’t like lots.

“Nevertheless it’s incredible for giving the utmost and for overtaking your limits and discovering one thing inside that you just don’t know that you just had.

“I had nice, nice rivalries in my profession, and I loved it lots, particularly the primary half as a result of I gained extra.

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“The second half I misplaced extra, however anyway I loved it. I wish to say [my favourite] with Biaggi, as a result of it was two Italians. Additionally, in Italy it was an amazing motion round it.

“But in addition with Stoner, Lorenzo, on the finish with Marquez, and with all the blokes within the final years I at all times loved. It’s one thing that after you keep in mind it in a optimistic manner, as one thing particular.”

Through the Algarve GP weekend, 2007 world champion Stoner said his appreciation for what he discovered racing in opposition to Rossi and the “wonderful battles” that they had.

Commenting on his time racing Stoner, Rossi mentioned the Australian was “one of many wildest” riders ever in MotoGP.

Valentino Rossi, Fiat Yamaha Team leads from Casey Stoner, Ducati Marlboro Team and Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

Valentino Rossi, Fiat Yamaha Workforce leads from Casey Stoner, Ducati Marlboro Workforce and Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Workforce

Photograph by: Martin Heath / Motorsport Images

“I raced along with Casey throughout all his profession in MotoGP, as a result of it was not very lengthy as a result of he arrived in 2006 and stopped in 2012,” he famous.

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“It’s not a very long time, however he demonstrated his unbelievable pure expertise and already from the primary yr with the Honda he was very, very quick at all times.

“So, I’m very completely happy to combat with him as a result of he was one of many quickest and wildest MotoGP riders of historical past.”

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