40 years, 23 seasons: a celebration of Rossi

‘The Doctor’ turns 40 tomorrow and motogp.com shares some exclusive content to mark the milestone

To celebrate Valentino Rossi’s 40th birthday, motogp.com have compiled some exclusive content to remember some of the nine-time World Champion’s most memorable moments throughout his previous 23 years in Grand Prix racing.

Phillip Island 2001: the race that saw Rossi pocket his first premier class crown as he pipped rival Max Biaggi to the line after a tremendous race-long battle.

Laguna Seca 2008: the scene of one of the most iconic races in recent MotoGP™ history as two World Champions went head-to-head. Rossi vs Stoner, Yamaha vs Ducati, the corkscrew…

Africa's GP 2004, when the love affair started with the Yamaha M1.

From video to photo: check out some of the greatest photos of ‘The Doctor’ taken throughout his illustrious career.

#Rossi40 - 40 photos to celebrate 40 years

Rossi isn’t alone when it comes to athletes competing at the peak of their powers at the age of 40 and beyond…

TC-Rossi, Jordan

Buon compleanno, Valentino! 

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