The seventh -ranked champion in the premier class, who was recently crowned a MotoGP legend, is known in paddcok circles and around the world for some of the almost unbelievable moments he took during his 26 -season Grand Prix race.
The honor was given to the 43 -year -old at Mugello and will earn him a substantial amount.
The neon yellow will never shine again because MotoGP decided to retire Rossi No.46
The Italian superstar has hung up his racing skin at the end of the 2021 FIM MotoGP World Championship season, having celebrated 115 wins and 235 podiums in his nearly two -and -a -half -decade racing career.
Now, at the upcoming Italian Grand Prix in Mugello on Sunday (May 29), the iconic number 46 drivers will also retire. #46 has yet to be used in the 2022 FIM MotoGP World Championship season, as it was vacated by Rossi, but the competition has moved on to ensure it won’t happen in the future.
“The number 46 will retire from use in the MotoGP class at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello,” a statement from
Dorna Sportssaid the MotoGP commercial organizer.
“Synonymous with MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi, the number will be signed in style at the upcoming Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley.
“The retirement ceremony will be held on the main track on Saturday, before qualifying.
“Rossi will be involved because of his respected legacy and retirement numbers, after racing number 46 to the MotoGP Legend Hall of Fame over a successful 26 seasons – making him one of the most recognizable calling cards in global sport.”
Doctorbecause he is known among his friends in the paddock he has played an important role in redefining the sport for millions of fans around the world.
The good number 46 will now join him as a thrilling spectator of the world’s fastest motor racing champion.
Be sure to set up the Italian GP as Rossi returns to Mugello for a spectacular Saturday in a different way.
Icon No.46 will retire.
There’s still a lot to be said as the 2022 FIM MotoGP World Championships head to Tuscany and the hills of Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley, so let’s talk.
The pre-event press conference showed Championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) joining the new second point Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) from his new contract, Le Mans champion and home hero Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP), Ducati Lenovo. Jack Miller teams up and friends Francesco Bagnaia to talk about next weekend.
Fans are back, legends are waiting and there is nothing like Mugello, so make sure you join on Sunday at 14.30 local time (17.30 IST) for a different date.
Indian viewers can catch all the action live on the Eurosport channel.
(By special arrangement with Dorna Sports)
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