Facts of Valentino Rossi Biography
|Occupation||Italian motorcycle road racer|
|Place of birth||Urbino, Italy|
Valentino Rossi is a most successful motorcycle racer in the history of the sport. He is well known for breaking an international record by making 170 consecutive starts between 2000 and 2010. Besides, Valentino has dated lot of girlfriends.
Valentino Rossi Early Life & Education
Valentino Rossi was born on 16 February 1979, in Urbino, Italy. His father, Graziano Rossi was also a motorcycle racer once. As a child, he was given a kart alternately of a bike, because his mother was concerned about her son’s safety. He has two siblings named Luca Marini and Clara Rossi.
At the age of 5, his kart’s 60cc motor was substituted with a 100cc motor for more rate and in 1990 he got the local kart championship. By the end of 1991, he had become an expert in mini bike riding and had also won many awards. He competed in the national kart championships held at Parma and became fifth in the race.
In 1993, his father took the help of his former racing friends, one of whom was Claudio Lusuardi, who hit the Cagiva Sports Production team, to afford his son with a Cagiva Mito 125cc motorcycle.
He struck his first bike, despite which he was admitted to receive a part in the Italian Sports Production Championship, where he accomplished fairly in the opening, but later gained the title in 1994.
Valentino Rossi Career
Rossi’s World Championship debut appeared in 1996 at the Malaysian Grand Prix. There, he finished his first international season in ninth place with one race win. He graced the youngest ever rider to win the 125cc World Championship, gaining eleven races.
In 2000 he joined a new phase of his career with Honda in the 500cc class. He established his worth once again by finishing second, before becoming the last ever 500cc World Champion in 2001.
Rossi afterward secured the MotoGP™ World Cup in 2002 and 2003, before moving to Yamaha and managing again in 2004 and 2005.
Rossi earned four race wins in 2007 and several podiums, but his immense talents were determined by technical and tyre difficulties as well as plain bad luck.
For the 2011 season, he neglected Yamaha to join Ducati, but in 2012, it was already formally confirmed that he would get back to Yamaha for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
Rossi became close to obtaining the 2015 medal after several years out of contention, managing the championship for most of the season, only to drop out in the final round to fellow Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo.
Rossi started the 2016 season with fourth place in Qatar, albeit just two seconds from victory. Rossi sustained a difficult winter testing period for the 2017 season, often shuffling behind new teammate Viñales after suffering from a new softer fabric Michelin front wheel.
Helmet & Other
Valentino has run within various helmet designs during his career, most emphasizing the Sun & Moon motif, signifying (according to Rossi) the two sides of his personage. His helmets are created by AVG. The artist of Rossi's current helmet graphics is Aldo Drudi.
In 2011 and 2012, Rossi was a part of the Ducati factory team, where the team wrapped shirts from Puma, while Rossi still maintained his association with Dainese. In 2016, Rossi has a new jacket from Dainese. His Jacket has a differents graphic compared with Alpinestars Movistar Yamaha Jacket.
Valentino Rossi Personal Life
Who won’t fall for the 'Doctor' ?. The handsome hunk Rossi has stolen many hearts as he has had many love affairs. He was in a relationship with Martina Stella (2002).
He then began to date Matteuzzi 2005. They were bent to tie the knot until it became sour in 2007 when it is claimed Elisabetta grabbed his eye.
Rossi was also said to have dated Miss Italy hopeful and television star Maddalena in 2005. Then, he began to date Elisabetta Canalis in 2007.
Rossi then, engaged to Italian model Linda Morselli. The couple first met on the circuit in 2007 and after dating around the four years they engaged. However, the couple ended their relationship in 2016.
According to the Italian press, the reason behind their separation was Linda's "jealous" of the rider's loyal followers and the two coped to maintain a long distance relationship. But, it was reported that he dumped her to focus on his career and winning the 2016 MotoGP title.
Rossi is said to have found more with dental student Marwa in 2009. The pair went steady for three years after meeting in a nightclub Rossi and it was rumored she was expecting a bambino in 2011, according to gossip sites.Last summer the former lovers sparked a media craze when they were papped softening up the sun on a luxury yacht in Croatia.
He also rumored to be dating Award-winning actress and model Mandala Tayde in 2008. But the rumors stopped in 2016 when he was spotted with Aura Rolenzetti, Catwalk queen, and actress. Th two has been dating since June 2016.
The pair allegedly started on a secret affair in 2010 and reignited their love last year, it has been commanded in the Italian media. However, it has also been hinted they got together as early as 2005.
In 2007, he was speculated of tax evasion for which he paid 35 million euros to the Italian tax police to arrive at a settlement. Valentino earned $34 million in 2007, $36 million in 2008.
He was accused by Italian tax authorities of not declaring $160 million of earnings between 2000 and 2004. Ended the case for $60 million to avoid possible jail time.
Valentino Rossi Net Worth
According to Sports Illustrated, Rossi is one of the highest grossing sports celebrities in the world, holding earned an estimated $34 million in 2007.
In 2009 Forbes listed Rossi as number nine among the world's highest-paid athletes having earned an estimated $35 million in the past year.
No dought that, Valentino Rossi is one of the most successful motorcycle racers of all time, with nine Grand Prix World Championships to his name – seven of which are in the premier class.
Valentino Rossi net worth came from his salary as a motorcycle racer as well as from his product endorsements. He earns millions as salary bonuses and endorsement wealth from companies such as Fiat and energy drink Monster.
Rossi also has a villa in Ibiza an island in the Mediterranean Sea is well known for its summer club parties which draw large numbers of tourists. Valentino's estimated net worth has $120 million.