MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi gives an emotional farewell to the sport – Ronaldo, Roger Federer and Tom Cruise pay tribute to the greatest motorbike racer of all time as their 26-year career ends at the Valencia GP.
- Valentino Rossi is out of motorbike racing after an illustrious 26-year career
- Many stars including Rafael Nadal, Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Pirlo paid tribute
- Rossi still sells 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and MotoGP . is the only rider to have won a world title in
The amazing career of the greatest motorbike racer of all time was unraveled on Sunday as Valentino Rossi passed away after 26 years.
Rossi finished 10th in his final race – the Valencia MotoGP – with tributes pouring in from around the world.
Brazil Football legend Ronaldo, a close friend, waved a checkered flag and video message from Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Tom Cruise, gianluigi buffon And Andrea Pirlo was broadcast to a crowd of 75,000.
MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi (centre) bids an emotional farewell to motorbike racing
Rossi is still the only rider in his career to have won world titles in 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and MotoGP
Rossi, the only rider to have won world titles in 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and MotoGP, ended his day with a display of honors and fireworks after Francesco Bagnaya won the race.
The seven-time MotoGP champion is considering a move to car racing, but if anything, his status as a motorbike icon is guaranteed forever.
He retired after 432 Grand Prix starts, 115 race wins and nine world titles over Honda and later with Yamaha. His final championship came in 2009.
The seven-time MotoGP champion, now 42, is said to be considering a move to car racing