Valentino Rossi: Italy honours MotoGP racing legend

Oct 25, 2021 609

Valentino Rossi, the Italian professional motorcycle road racer and multiple time MotoGP World Champion, made his last race in Italy on Sunday before he retires next month after a celebrated 26-year career in the sport. The Italian racing legend - known as The Doctor - raced in the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in front of a crowd of emotional fans at his home track in Misano Adriatico, near Rimini in north-east Italy.

Among the onlookers was Italian foreign minister Luigi Di Maio who presented Rossi with a special award in recognition of his "phenomenal career" and his international role as an "ambassador of Made in Italy in the world." Rossi was also honoured with a fly-over by the Frecce Tricolori fighter jets which emitted green, white and red plumes representing the Italian flag as they flew past the race track in formation.

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