Rossi began his career in the 125cc category and won the world title in 1997 and then in the 250cc championship in 1999; he moved up to the upper class and won seven titles between 2001 and 2009.
Seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi said he was pleased with his achievement in a brilliant 25-year career in popularizing the sport as he prepared for his final race at the Valencia Grand Prix.
The 41-year-old Italian will hold his 432th Grand Prix start this weekend, with a record 89 wins and 199 MotoGP prizes.
“I think the most positive thing in my career is that a lot of people started to follow MotoGP to follow my career from the very beginning, and this sport has become more popular, more famous in Italy, but also all over the world. “Rossi told reporters. 11th of November.
“It’s nice to know that during my career I have become something else, something like an icon, and this is a great, great pleasure, even if what is more important for the rider is what happens on the track, the result, everything.”
Rossi began his career in the 125cc category and won the world title in 1997 and the 250cc championship in 1999.
A year later, he moved up to the upper class and won seven titles between 2001 and 2009.
“I’ve always imagined this clamping mechanism … it’s a strange feeling. I want him to stay normal, but that’s not possible. Great emotions right now, ”said Rossi, who attended a special ceremony in which all of his championship winning bicycles were presented to the media.
Petronas Yamaha rider said he is disappointed that he cannot add a 10th world title.
“I fought a lot for the 10th championship … I was able to race at a good level. My last title in 2009 was given a lifetime ago. I would be happy to win another championship, but I cannot complain. I had a great career, “added Rossi.
Rossi had a tough final season when he only scored 38 points and missed the podium.
Yamaha Fabio Quartararo secured the title Last month at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, Ducati driver Francesco Bagnaya was ahead of him as the first Frenchman to win a MotoGP World Championship.