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Best Valentino Rossi moments

Where should you begin with a rundown of Valentino Rossi’s best moments? There are way too many of them to list here so we’ve had to cream off the very best including the Rossi vs Stoner battle at Laguna Seca 2008 that follows in our next image.

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This race was the one that shaped the relationship between Rossi and Stoner forever. The American fans who witnessed these two trade the lead over and over won’t forget it. Inside and outside moves, on and off track action. This battle had it all.

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Taking his first title has to rank as one of his most magical moments. Phillip Island was the venue, the year was 2001 (the last of the 500cc era) and it all came down to the final lap and a ballsy move by Rossi to seal the title.

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Taking his first title has to rank as one of his most magical moments. Phillip Island was the venue, the year was 2001 (the last of the 500cc era) and it all came down to the final lap and a ballsy move by Rossi to seal the title.

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Phillip Island 2003 was another special one for Rossi. Valentino overcame a 10-second penalty during the race to take the win by over five seconds.

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Welkom 2004 was the scene of another great triumph. After three championships with Honda Rossi’s move to Yamaha was questioned by many race fans but he shut them all up with a magnificent victory over a hard charging Max Biaggi.

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Jerez 2005 was another titanic battle for the little Italian. The crowd were against him as he battle with Spanish racer Sete Gibernau but he didn’t let that stop him. Punting Gibernau off the track in the final corner didn’t endear him to the crowd but he fought hard throughout for the win.

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Jerez 2005 was another titanic battle for the little Italian. The crowd were against him as he battle with Spanish racer Sete Gibernau but he didn’t let that stop him. Punting Gibernau off the track in the final corner didn’t endear him to the crowd but he fought hard throughout for the win.

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Catalonia in 2009 was another special race. Jorge Lorenzo pushed him hard throughout the race. The lead changed three times in the final lap but Rossi came out on top for an improbable win.

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His next win, his next title, his next race. More history will be written before this man hangs up his helmet for good.

Rossi motorcycle helmets

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His next win, his next title, his next race. More history will be written before this man hangs up his helmet for good.

Rossi motorcycle helmets

Photos: YouTube.com

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