Have you ever wondered where valentino Rossi came from? Where was he born? Whom he grew with? And how does he become the one and only motorcycle legend? NO? If you said No, Then this article is a perfect place to know everything about Valentino rossi. And If you said Yes, we are damn sure, you don’t know some of the things that are going to be revealed in these articles. So let’s get started.
Who Is Valentino Rossi?
Valentino Rossi is one of the most talented and successful international motorbike racers ever existed on this planet.
Now, if you don’t know, He has a very deep passion for the race. And his love for racing won him the world racing title at the age of 18. Yes, Eighteen!!
After winning this title, he became more obsessed with his racing. and he starts making and breaking the records one by one. It makes sense that he wanted to be a world-class legendary motorbike racer.
This legendary racer was born on February 16 1979, and now he is 34 years old. At this age, he won multiple MotoGP World Championship, and nine times Grand Prix World Championships. Among these nine championships, seven of them are in the premier class.
After upgrading to the premier class, he won the 500cc World Championship, 8 Hours of Suzuka, the MotoGP World Championships.
In fact, he won the MotoGP World Championships in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. Yes, a continuous streak for 4 years! But in 2006, because of a crash in the final round, he lost that race.
However, He is the only racer on this planet who dares to compete in 400 or more Grands Prix.
And here is a thing, he always rides with number 46. Some say this number is so lucky that it wins him every race that he participates in.
Valentino Rossi Bio: Age, Early Life, Siblings, Parents
This phenomenal motorbike racer came to this world on February 16, 1979. He was raised by his parents with his two other siblings in Urbino, Marche, Italy.
When he was born, he was raised by his mother, Stefania Rossi and his father, Graziano Rossi. But when he was younger, His parents got divorced.
Valentino Rossi’s father was Italian former Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer. And because of his father, he started riding the bike at a very young age.
As he was just a child, his mother did not allow him to ride a bike. His mother wanted to protect him from injury. So, instead of the bike, he got a racing kart.
Valentino Rossi Career Details
When he was five years old, his 60cc motor kart was replaced by the 100cc tough motor kart. Then in 1990, he took this 100 cc kart and won the local kart championship.
Then in 1991, he became more experienced in riding kart. and now he was ready to participate in the national kart championship in Parma. But in the national championship, he came in fifth place.
And then, in 1993, his father decided to give his son a racing motorcycle. So, his father reached out to his racing friend Claudio Lusardi, who manages the Cagiva Sports Production team. He gave Rossi a Cagiva Mito 125cc motorcycle.
After that, in 1994, Rossi raced in 125 CC Championship with a bike called Sandroni. This bike was made by Guido Mancini, who was a rider and a mechanic. and, in the past, he worked with Loris Capirossi.
Then In 1995, Rossi won the Italian 125 CC Championship. And In the same year, he won the 125cc European Championship by coming in third place.
After winning Italian 125 CC Championship, 125cc European Championship in 1995, he decided to participate in the world championship. And then in 1996, he participated in Malaysian Grand Prix. In this championship, he got 9th place.
Two years later, he won the 125cc World Championship of Aprilia and became the youngest rider whoever won the championship.
In 1998, he won the 250cc World championship by coming in second place. One year later, he won the 250cc World Championship by coming in first place.
After coming first in the 250 cc world championship, he approached Honda to race in the 500cc class. Then he was mentored by one of the 500cc world champion Michael Doohan. after the mentoring Michael, later in that year, Rossi came in second place in the championship.
Then in 2001, Rossi again participated in the 500 cc World Championship. Besides coming to second place like the previous year, he arrived first and won the championship.
In 2004, Rossi paired up with Yamaha. Then he participated in the opening season of the Grand Prix in South Africa. He won this championship and became the first motorcycle rider, who won two premier class championships in a row.
After that opening season, there were 16 other sessions held later that year. and among these 16 seasons, Rossi won 9 of these world championships.
Just like the year 2004, Rossi won 11 races and became world champion once again.
However, in 2006, he came in second place. and his continuous streaks broke.
The year 2007 seems to be the most challenging year for Rossi. He was able to win only four races. On the other hand, he got injured in one of the following races.
After a bad year, in 2008, our hero comes back at full pace. And he won the 9 of the most challenging races and claimed the MotoGP title to his name.
In 2010, again, he injured himself while practising at Mugello. Because of this injury, he comes in third place in the championship.
In 2011, Rossi left the sponsorship of Yamaha and joined Ducati. But in the year 2012, he announced back, he would sign up to Yamaha once again.
Valentino Rossi Personal Life, Dating History And Marriage Details
Rossi is a very private person. He doesn’t share his personal life on the internet. So its very hard to know about him personally.
However, if you take a look at him from the early career, it seems that Rossi had been involved with 8 womens.
His first date was Martina Stella in 2002 that had lasted for three years. And after that, he seems to be involved with Maddalena Corvaglia in 2005, Arianna Matteuzzi, Linda Morselli , Elisabetta Canalis, Mandala Tayde, Aura Rolenzetti.
Then after dating these womens, he was involved with Italian lingerie model Francesca Sofia Novello.
Rossi met Francesca for the first time at the Monza MotoGP, in Northern Italy.
In 2017, he started dating Francesca. And now, it seems that they have a plan to get married.
Valentino Rossi Cars And Houses
This phenomenal racer had $11 million mansions in Urbino, Italy. And he owns luxury $85 millions of worth of private investments.
He owns some of the super-fast sports cars like Ferrari 458, and BMW M3. However, he also has a great collection of Porsche, Bentley, and Lamborghini. He also owns a personal 56 yacht.
Valentino Rossi Net Worth And Salary Details
Rossi is one of the highest-paid Sports Persons ever on this planet. Infact, He has an annual salary of $10 million and a net worth of $140 million.
And He earns a massive amount of money from his endorsements deals. For example, monster energy drink, sponsor Rossi for 3.2 million. Like this, he gets massive amounts of money from brands like Yamaha, Oakley, Bridgestone, Etc.
Quick Facts About Valentino Rossi
Real Name: Valentino Rossi
Father: Graziano Rossi
Mother: Stefania Rossi
Net Worth: 12 million
Girlfriend: Elisabetta Canalis
Birthday: February 16, 1979
Age: 41 Years,
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Born In: Tavullia, Italy
Famous As: Italian Motorcycle Road Racer