Tag Archive: Valentino Rossi

Apr 08

Rossi: “I don’t feel comfortable”

Difficult day for the ‘Doctor’ in the #ArgentinaGP

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) ended Day 1 of the Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina in P16 on the timesheets, after a difficult day for many of the big names as the race weekend began. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Desert stormed: Viñales draws first blood in 2017

Yamaha vs Ducati as Qatar stages an opener to remember. Showtime? The curtain’s up…

Rain, delays, uncertainty and a decision for a slightly shortened race distance prefaced the 20 laps that then blew the drama out the water: MotoGP™ is back for 2017, and in some style.

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Mar 11

Viñales and Rossi take back Day 2 in Losail

Movistar Yamaha top as Ducati reveal drastic “aero-fairing”

Viñales and Rossi take back Day 2 in LosailMaverick Viñales was second on the first day of the #QatarTest, but the fastest man in Valencia, Sepang and Phillip Island struck back in style to top the timesheets on Day 2 – edging Movistar Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi with a lap quicker than Andrea Dovizioso’s (Ducati Team) Friday best.

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Mar 11

VR46 “not very happy” on Day 1

Movistar Yamaha rider looking for more in the #QatarTest

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) had an up and down Day 1 of testing at Losail International Circuit, ending the first session in P7 on a 1:55.679 – half a second back on teammate Maverick Viñales – but with some positives to be found, with improvements made on corner entry. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Rossi and Ogier get Mercedes test invites

“I am aware that F1 is also a show and I’d really like to test the ability of Rossi and Ogier at the wheel of our cars”
Rossi and Ogier get Mercedes test invitesToto Wolff has invited MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi and four-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier to test for Mercedes.
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Dec 06

Dani Sordo finished second in the Monza Rally Show at the weekend as MotoGP star Valentino Rossi won the end-of-year spectacular for a fifth time

Sordo second at Monza

The Spaniard won six of the 10 asphalt speed tests at the Italian race circuit in his Hyundai i20 World Rally Car, but lost out to the Italian by 18.4sec in his bid to complete a third victory at the three-day event. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

#DoviOnCloud9: Dovizioso storms Sepang as ninth winner of 2016

Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi The unbelievable becomes the reality once again this season as ‘DesmoDovi’ emerges from the spray to be crowned the ninth winner. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

‘DesmoDovi’ reigns wet Sepang for pole number 2 of 2016

Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix

MotoGP - Andrea Dovizioso Rossi and Lorenzo complete the front row as Crutchlow salvages impressive P5 in a washed out Q2.  Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) took a stunning pole position at Sepang International Circuit, as the Italian veteran sliced half a second off the time at the top and remained unthreatened. Compatriot Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) took P2 on his final lap, just edging out teammate Jorge Lorenzo. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Keep Cal and Carry On: Crutchlow takes an Island classic

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

MotoGP - 1st Independent Team Rider Cal Crutchlow (GBR) Marquez crashes, Rossi storms through the field – but Crutchlow remains uncatchable. Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) took a stunning second GP win at Phillip Island, as the Brit kept calm and kept his gap at the front ahead of P2 finisher Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), with Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Maverick Viñales completing the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Pole 64: Historic Rossi equals Marquez and Lorenzo’s qualifying records

9-time World Champion top as the number 93 falters – and a bruised ‘Spartan’ pulls out a fast one

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) will start from pole at the Twin Ring Motegi for the Japanese GP, as the Italian legend fought off Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) in a close Q2 to take his 64th pole – and equal the number of pole positions held by both Marquez and Rossi’s teammate, reigning Champion Jorge Lorenzo. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

MotoGP: Motul Grand Prix of Japan, Gamble or hold, Marquez’ first match point in Motegi

Points leader faces his first chance at the title – and has another shot at taking his first win at the home of Honda

MotoGP Motul Grand Prix of Japan The Twin Ring Motegi has made a legend for itself since its construction in 1997. Built by Honda as a test facility, MotoGP™ touched down on the circuit for the first time at the turn of the millennium and the first part of what has now become a multi-chapter action adventure was written.

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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 »

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