MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi bids an emotional farewell to the game – as Ronaldo, Roger Federer and Tom Cruise pay tribute to the best motorcycle racer of all time – after his 26-yr profession ends on the Valencia GP
- Valentino Rossi has bowed out of motorcycle racing after an outstanding 26-yr profession
- Several stars together with Rafael Nadal, Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Pirlo paid tribute
- Rossi continues to be the one rider to win world titles in 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and MotoGP
The curtain got here down on the superb profession of the best motorcycle racer ever on Sunday as Valentino Rossi bowed out after 26 years.
Rossi completed tenth in his closing race — the Valencia MotoGP — with tributes pouring in from all around the world.
Brazil soccer legend Ronaldo, a detailed good friend, waved the chequered flag and video messages from Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Tom Cruise, Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo had been broadcast to the group of 75,000.
MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi (centre) has bid an emotional farewell to motorcycle racing
Rossi continues to be the one rider to win world titles in 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and MotoGP in his profession
Rossi, the one rider to win world titles in 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and MotoGP, capped his day with a lap of honour and a firework show, after the race was received by Francesco Bagnaia.
The seven-time MotoGP champion is contemplating a transfer into automotive racing however, no matter occurs, his place as a motorcycle icon is assured endlessly.
He retires after 432 grand prix begins, 115 race wins and 9 world titles on the Honda and later with Yamaha. His closing championship got here in 2009.
The seven-time MotoGP champion, now 42, is alleged to be contemplating a transfer into automotive racing