Valentino Rossi is an Italian professional motorcycle road racer who has won several MotoGP World Championships. He is also regarded as the best motorcycle racer of all time, having won nine Grand Prix World Championships. Seven of those nine were received in his prime class. He noticed his fame increasing after competing in 400 or more Grands Prix.
He is also the team owner of the junior class Sky Racing Team by VR46, which competes in Moto2 and Moto3. His creations are captivating, and his words inspire his audience to move forward in life. Here are some of his quotes to help you get to the top.
“Riding a race bike is an art – something you do because you have a feeling inside.”
“I make an effort to have a different relationship with the bike.”
I don’t name it, but I always talk to it.
I’m not sure if the other riders do the same thing.
This is more than just a piece of metal; it has a soul.
The bike responds as well.
But not with a voice, but with the elements.”
“The most important thing is to get along with the bike… you have to understand what she wants.”
I imagine a motorcycle as a woman, which may sound ridiculous, but it’s true.”
“My name is Valentino Rossi.
And I want to be a person, not a celebrity.”
“The most important thing to be a great motorcycle racer is to love the bike.”
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“I’d definitely steal automobiles since it would have given me the same adrenaline feeling as racing.”
“Winning the Championship in the first year will be difficult.”
We need time to improve our competitiveness and win races.”
“How can Ferrari know what I’m going to do next year when I have no idea what I’m going to do next week?”
“Winter work is very important; we have a new bike, and it’s necessary to improve it at this period, and we start with this test.”
“Unfortunately, I’m done with F1.
“I’m too old; the train has already past.”
“In 2002, the Yamaha was roughly on par with the Honda, better in some aspects and poorer in others.”
However, during the winter of last year, between 2002 and 2003, Honda took a significant step ahead, and it appeared that Yamaha couldn’t quite match that development.”
“However, I am looking forward to the two new Grands Prix; both Shanghai and Laguna Seca are terrific tracks that will be fun to race at.”
“It’s risky, insanely fast, and completely different from the type of track I’m used to racing on.”
“Also, when I first started racing, he knew a lot of people and it was easier for me to find the first bike, so I definitely have a chance.”
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“If I test the car for a year, I should be competitive the next season.”
“Perhaps if Graziano had done another job or a different sport, I wouldn’t have had this drive to be a rider.”
“Fortunately, I’ve won almost everything in my career, so I need to appreciate it to stay motivated.”
“The bike may be more perilous, but my passion for the car comes second to the bike.”
“We have a 2004 M1 for reference, which is helpful.”
It performed well here last year; we won the race and usually had great lap times, so comparing it to the new bike will be interesting and will help us understand which elements have improved.”
“However, I could also start in F1 or rallying.”
I much prefer rallying.”
“I’m fortunate in that I don’t feel too much pressure – it’s only in the last hour before the race, and it’s good, positive pressure.”
“I don’t like being famous; it’s like being imprisoned.”
Driving for Ferrari would only make matters worse.”
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“I’ve won with Honda and Yamaha, so it may be exciting to win with a third Italian team, Ducati.”
“In my perspective, we’ve reached our limit, and 17 races is far too many.”
With all of the testing we’re doing today, we’re always on the bike, which is difficult.”
“I’m racing to win.”
It will always be the same whether I am on a bike or in a car.”
“I can ride the bike while thinking clearly about strategy and tyres.”
I also believe in positive thinking.
“I am a constructive critic.”
“Once the races start, it becomes more challenging, and there is never enough time for testing.”
“It’s a huge advantage because understanding what adjustments we might make takes time, and working out settings and comprehending everything about the new computer takes time.”