Valentino Rossi1979-02-16 (age 40)
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Yamaha Racing’s managing director Lin Jarvis says Lewis Hamilton “did himself proud” on his test on Valentino Rossi’s 2019 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP YZR-M1 at Valencia this week.
MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi says “much has changed” since he last drove a Formula 1 car – which was a Ferrari F2008 at Barcelona in 2010.
Six-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi swapped their respective rides at Valencia this week, and here are all the photos. Click on the arrows to scroll through them.
Valentino Rossi insists that Yamaha “needs more” from its MotoGP engine after sampling the latest motor this week during Jerez post-season testing.
Valentino Rossi says Yamaha still has "a long way" to go to match its MotoGP rivals' top speed, despite positive initial impressions from the 2020 prototype engine.
Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi has lamented a "wrong" Valencia qualifying strategy that left him mired in traffic and consigned him to a lowly 12th on the grid.
Valentino Rossi believes MotoGP’s current crop of top riders have done a better job at adapting their riding style to the demands of modern grand prix racing.
Valentino Rossi admits his current worst season as a Yamaha MotoGP rider is only “a little bit better” than his two difficult seasons with Ducati.
Valentino Rossi said Yamaha's straightline speed deficit cost him a lot during MotoGP's Australian Grand Prix and was a big reason for why he finished only eighth.
Valentino Rossi fears that the MotoGP rider market for the 2021 season could move "too soon" for him to be able to make a fully-informed decision whether to retire or not.
Valentino Rossi "has perhaps hung around a little bit too long" in MotoGP according to his former crew chief Jeremy Burgess.
Valentino Rossi says his MotoGP employer Yamaha will pull out all the stops to keep Fabio Quartararo beyond 2021 if it's not "crazy".
Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi says his difficult Thailand Grand Prix was “very similar” to prior recent races, which came as a disappointment after he’d showed promise in warm-up.
Valentino Rossi says the Yamaha MotoGP bike's acceleration deficit is no longer "embarrassing", as it was during last year's Aragon Grand Prix.
Valentino Rossi says he is seeking a "solution" to his current deficit to fellow Yamaha MotoGP riders Maverick Vinales and Fabio Quartararo after finishing a distant fourth at Misano.
Marc Marquez says the spat between he and Valentino Rossi in MotoGP qualifying provided “extra motivation” to win the San Marino Grand Prix, even though it was not “necessary”.