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Rossi and Yamaha: From start to finish

Rossi and Yamaha: From start to finish

2010 brought a seven-year collaboration between the Italian rider and Japanese factory to a close, one which produced four World Championship titles and wrote another chapter into the MotoGP history books. In this motogp.com video you can relive the best moments of the partnership between the two, starting at Welkom in 2004…

Valentino Rossi’s arrival at Yamaha in 2004 was the start of a new era, both in the Italian rider’s career and the Japanese factory’s MotoGP history. Winning his first race on board the M1 at Welkom, Rossi confounded the critics who doubted his ability to transfer his success across from Honda and went on to secure the World Championship title that year.

Three further titles followed – in 2005, 2008 and 2009 – as Rossi underlined his status as one of the sport’s modern greats, and a stream of highlights were delivered along the way as a formidable force in MotoGP continued to enjoy great success amassing 46 race victories along the way.

With the end of the 2010 season came the beginning of a change as Rossi prepared to make the switch to Ducati for 2011, and in the attached motogp.com video the 31 year-old’s finest moments on the M1 are compiled, from his first kiss following victory at Welkom in 2004 to his farewell to the bike at Valencia in the final round of the 2010 campaign.

Review the highlights of the Rossi-Yamaha years and enjoy the most recent chapter in the nine-time World Champion’s illustrious career, before a new episode gets underway with Ducati…

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MotoGP, 2010, Valentino Rossi, Fiat Yamaha Team

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