Valentino Rossi

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Valentino Rossi (; Italian: [valenˈtiːno ˈrossi]; born 16 February 1979) is an Italian professional motorcycle road racer and multiple MotoGP World Champion. Rossi is one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time, with nine Grand Prix World Championships to his name – seven of which are in the premier class. Rossi is also the only road racer to have competed in 400 or more Grands Prix. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valentino Rossi has received more than 5,923,521 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia. Valentino Rossi is the 41st most popular racing driver (down from 32nd in 2019), the 1,279th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,036th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Italian Racing Driver.

Valentino Rossi is most famous for being a motorcycle racer. He has won nine world championships and is the only rider to have won the championship in four different classes: 125cc, 250cc, 500cc, and MotoGP.

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Among racing drivers, Valentino Rossi ranks 41 out of 888Before him are Mika Häkkinen, Lella Lombardi, François Cevert, Phil Hill, Fernando Alonso, and Denny Hulme. After him are Louis Chiron, Gerhard Berger, Damon Hill, Lorenzo Bandini, Tazio Nuvolari, and Jody Scheckter.

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Among people born in 1979, Valentino Rossi ranks 3Before him are Heath Ledger and Andrea Pirlo. After him are Anders Behring Breivik, Kimi Räikkönen, Diego Forlán, Chris Pratt, Markus Persson, Travis Fimmel, Eric Abidal, Diego Milito, and Nicolas Anelka.

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Among people born in Italy, Valentino Rossi ranks 1,279 out of 4,088Before him are Cennino Cennini (1360), Marcantonio Raimondi (1480), Antipope Christopher (900), Pietro Della Valle (1586), Vittorio Pozzo (1886), and Dino Risi (1916). After him are Timaeus (-350), Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501), Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino (1490), Pompeius Strabo (-135), Lucius Munatius Plancus (-87), and Lawrence of Brindisi (1559).


Among racing drivers born in Italy, Valentino Rossi ranks 6Before him are Enzo Ferrari (1898), Giuseppe Farina (1906), Alberto Ascari (1918), Giacomo Agostini (1942), and Lella Lombardi (1941). After him are Tazio Nuvolari (1892), Maria Teresa de Filippis (1926), Vittorio Brambilla (1937), Riccardo Patrese (1954), Lucien Bianchi (1934), and Luigi Fagioli (1898).

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