Friday, May 16, 2008

Rossi aiming for 90th career win in GPs

The Doctor is now looking at taking his 90th win in GPs...

Including all his wins in the 125cc, 250cc, 500cc, 990cc and 800cc classes, Valentino Rossi's victory in this year Chinese MotoGP was his 89th grand prix win. And now the ebullient, effervescent and hugely talented Italian is, of course, looking forward to his 90th GP victory.

If Rossi wins the upcoming French GP, his wins tally will equal that of multi-time 50cc and 125cc world champ, Angel Nieto. (At various times in his career, Nieto rode for Derbi, Morbidelli, Kreidler, Bultaco, Minarelli and Garelli. Between 1969 and 1984, he won six world championships in the now-defunct 50cc class, and seven world championships in the 125cc class!) And the next time Rossi finishes on the podium, he’ll also equal Nieto’s record for 139 podium finishes.

‘Ninety is a great number. In 2005, I caught Hailwood, a legend, and now I'm very close to Angel, who is a good friend of mine. I have just one less, so we'll try to win as soon as possible to equal another legend of motorcycle racing,’ says Rossi.

In the meanwhile, reigning MotoGP world champ, Casey Stoner will be making his 100th grand prix start at this weekend's French grand prix.

Also see:
2008 MotGP race reports and hi-res wallpaper
Kevin Schwantz interviews Valentino Rossi!
Who's the fastest motorcycle racer in the world?
Wild rides: MotoGP vs Bullfighting...
Memorable: The Moriwaki Dream Fighter
Dainese and AGV launch Agostini-replica helmet...
NSU 500 Kompressor: 320km/h in 1956!
Libero Liberati: 'MotoGP' world champ, half a century ago...

External links:
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