Tag Archive: Valentino Rossi

Sep 25

Marquez reigns MotorLand as the shark bites back

Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón

MotoGP - Marc Marquez Repsol Honda Team Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has taken a stunning win at MotorLand Aragon to extend his championship lead ahead of the flyways, with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi dueling it out to complete the podium.

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Sep 23

Marquez lays down the marker in FP1

Championship leader heads the timesheets at the first twist of the throttle in Aragon

2016-09-04-0065 Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) was quickest out the blocks at home venue MotorLand Aragon, with a 1:48.830 to top FP1 by almost two tenths from key title rival Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP). Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Valentino Rossi debutes his new AGV Pista GP R graphic in Misano: “The Blues Brothers”

“Sweet Home Misano”

Valentino Rossi debutes his new AGV Pista GP R graphic in Misano “The Blues Brothers” According to tradition of the Italian San Marino Grand Prix, during this morning’s qualifying rounds, Valentino showcased the new special graphic of his AGV Pista GP R helmet. This time, the theme is the priceless relationship with his childhood friend Alessio Salucci, better known as “Uccio”, today the assistant of Valentino and sportive director at VR46 Racing Team and VR46 Riders Academy.

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Sep 09

Rossi leads the charge at home

9-time world champion tops FP1 at Misano

2016-09-04-0079 With less than half a second covering the top ten in FP1 at Misano, the timesheets were incredibly close as the Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini got underway, but it was Movistar Yamaha MotoGP local legend Valentino Rossi who went fastest. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Resident Rossi talks atmosphere, tyres and track differences

GP TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

MotoGP - Resident Rossi talks atmosphere, tyres and track differences Riders get ready to get out on track at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli at the #SanMarinoGP, Valentino Rossi’s backyard racetrack. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

MotoGP™ experience enhanced with latest 360 Gyroscopic OnBoard Camera (+video)

Watch Valentino Rossi overtake Maverick Viñales from the 360 Gyroscopic OnBoard Camera

2016-09-04-0079 Since the introduction of an innovative tail camera on Valentino Rossi’s Honda back in 2003, Dorna Sports has made significant strides in developing custom OnBoard cameras to offer a unique view of MotoGP™ action.

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Sep 01

Great British weather takes center stage in Silverstone

Pre-event Press Conference talks wet vs dry at the classic English circuit

Great British weather takes center stage in Silverstone The Octo British Grand Prix has kicked off at Silverstone Circuit, as Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), Eugene Laverty (PULL&BEAR Aspar Team), Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing) and recent winner Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) gathered for the Pre-Event Press Conference.

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Aug 19

20 years and counting since Rossi’s first win

Back to where it all began in 1996 – a rookie victory in Brno

20 years ago at the Czech GP, a young Italian rookie took his first win on the world stage as he beat Jorge Martinez in the 125 race. That Italian rookie was Valentino Rossi, and the victory was the first for a man who would go on to conquer the sport on a previously unknown level.

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Aug 08

MotoGP™ ready for surprises in Austria

Summer break is gone and it’s time to let the engines ring out once more and bring MotoGP™ back to Austria

MotoGP logo It’s been three weeks since the roar of the MotoGP™ World Championship erupted from a racetrack, fans and riders alike itching for action to begin again. The wait is almost over as the NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich is here, the World Championship heading to Austria for the first time since 1997. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

With Valentino Rossi at the helm, the VR46 Academy certainly has some top quality teachers but what goes on at the Ranch?

Raising the next Rossi

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) is a name synonymous with the MotoGP™ World Championship, a rider who has proven himself on track again and again.

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Jul 13

Rossi’s tenth title: over or set to break more records?

With 21 years of experience reporting on MotoGP™, Matthew Birt knows the championship inside-out

MotoGP - Valentino RossiFor the 2016 season he remains with the motogp.com team to bring you exclusive news and opinion from inside the paddock.

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Jun 05

Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya: Rossi gets revenge in Barcelona thriller

A race full of drama saw Rossi win a thrilling battle over Marquez as Iannone takes out Lorenzo

MotoGP - Rossi gets revenge in Barcelona thriller Anticipation for the MotoGP™ World Championship race at the circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya continued to grow as the riders sat on the grid, hiding from the scorching sun beneath their umbrellas.

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May 30

Lorenzo and Marquez out for glory as Rossi plans return

The Catalan GP has been home to a number of fantastic battles and after the drama of Mugello, 2016 could very well be another

Mugello was a weekend full of excitement, hard battles and daring last lap moves across all three World Championship classes, but the majesty of the final lap of the MotoGP™ race will not be forgotten anytime soon.

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May 22

Lorenzo wins last lap thriller as Rossi retires in “Mugiallo”

Valentino Rossi may have been unable to score, but the fans in Mugello were treated to a do or die duel between Lorenzo and Marquez

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo For the first time since 2008, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) lined up for the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM in pole. The last time he started from pole in Mugello he won, having not returned to the top step of the podium since 2008. Over 100,000 people lined the hillside stands of Mugello to see if ‘The Doctor’ could win once more. But it wasn’t going to be easy with Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) right alongside him on the front row. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Valentino Rossi dedicates his helmet to the “Mugiallo” circuit and to all his fans

The helmet shows his adored dogs Cesare and Cecilia and his beloved red cat Rossano

Valentino Rossi dedicates his helmet to the Mugiallo circuit and to all his fans According to tradition of the Italian Mugello Gran Prix, during this morning’s qualifying rounds, Valentino showcased the new special graphic of his AGV Pista GP helmet. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd announce the signing of Maverick Viñales to ride for the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team for 2017 and 2018

Yamaha confirm Maverick Viñales for 2017 and 2018 season

 Yamaha confirm Maverick Viñales for 2017 and 2018 seasonViñales, who is presently fifth in the MotoGP™ Championship standings, will partner nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi, whose contract renewal was already announced in March this year.

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May 16

Lorenzo leads as Rossi looks to reclaim his home

Mugello is a favourite circuit of almost every rider

MotoGP logo It’s still anyone’s championship after a dramatic weekend in France, the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM is set for another fiery race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Lorenzo produces perfection in crash filled French GP

Jorge Lorenzo ran away with the French GP, taking a flag-to-flag victory as former championship leader Marc Marquez fell

MotoGP - Lorenzo produces perfection in crash filled French GP Rossi and Viñales joining him on the podium. Tension hung in the air ahead of the 28-lap Monster Energy Grand Prix de France as riders in the MotoGP™ World Championship sat patiently on the grid. Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) had pole ahead of championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and potential podium challenger Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team). Gusts of wind blew across the track as they departed for the Warm Up lap. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Advantage Yamaha in Le Mans

It’s hard to believe it has been seven years since Rossi took back-to-back wins, but Matthew Birt believes that could all change in France

Advantage Yamaha in Le MansWith 21 years of experience reporting on MotoGP™, Matthew Birt knows the championship inside-out. For the 2016 season he remains with the motogp.com team to bring you exclusive news and opinion from inside the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

No clear favourite in ever tightening MotoGP™ championship

Valentino Rossi may have been untouchable in Jerez, but the MotoGP™ Championship is building towards an all out brawl

MotoGP logo Heading into the Spanish GP, riders in the MotoGP™ World Championship were playing catch up to Marc Marquez. The Repsol Honda rider had vanished into the distance at the Circuit of the Americas and everyone was left wondering if he’d do the same at home in Jerez.

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