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FRA 6. GBR 4. GER Ret. USA 4. CZE 7. RSM Ret. QAT 5. Hän voitti vain kuusi kilpailua ja ajoi seitsemän kertaa paalupaikalle.
Hän onnistui ajamaan palkintokorokkeelle viidesti peräkkäin ja keskeytti kauden aikana vain kerran, kun tallikaveri Lorenzo keskeytti neljä kertaa.
Kaudella Rossi aloitti kauden hyvin ajamalla kolmessa ensimmäisessä kilpailussa palkintokorokkeelle. Hän muun muassa voitti kauden avauskilpailun ja oli MM-pisteissä toinen tallikaveri Lorenzon jälkeen.
Rossi kuitenkin loukkaantui, kun hän mursi sääriluunsa 5. Rossi palasi radalle Sachsenringillä ollen siellä neljäs.
Rossin vauhti alkoi pikkuhiljaa parantua, mistä seurauksena oli Malesiassa kauden toinen voitto. Hän ajoi lopulta yhteensä kymmenen kertaa palkintokorokkeelle ja kauden loppupisteissä Rossi oli kolmas Jorge Lorenzon ja Dani Pedrosan jälkeen.
Rossin ensimmäinen kausi Ducatilla oli heikko. Pyörä ei ollut tarpeeksi kilpailukykyinen ja Rossi jäi MM-pisteissä seitsemänneksi.
Hänen tallikaverinaan oli Nicky Hayden , jonka kanssa Rossi ajoi edellisen kerran samassa tallissa Hondalla kaudella Hayden sijoittui heti Rossin jälkeen kahdeksanneksi MM-pisteissä ja otti kauden aikana yhden palkintokorokesijan ennen Rossia.
Rossi ajoi kauden aikana myös yhden palkintokorokesijan Ranskassa, sekä sitä ennen yhden nopeimman kierrosajan Espanjassa.
Hän ajoi myös Assenissa kerran neljänneksi lähdettyään yhdennestätoista ruudusta. Kaudella Rossi ei edelleenkään saanut pyörästä mieleistään ja sijoittui MM-pisteissä kuudenneksi.
Rossi onnistui kuitenkin parantamaan tuloksia ja ajoi kahdesti palkintokorokkeelle ollen toinen Ranskassa ja San Marinossa.
Hän ajoi myös yhden nopeimman kierrosajan Ranskassa. Rossi ilmoitti palaavansa kauden päätyttyä takaisin Yamahan tehdastalliin kaudeksi Rossi palasi takaisin Yamahan tehdastalliin kahden vuoden sopimuksella ja jatkoi Lorenzon tallikaverina, joka oli ajanut Yamahalla vuodesta lähtien.
Rossi voitti kauden aikana yhden kilpailun Assenissa, jossa hän ajoi myös kilpailun nopeimman kierrosajan ja ajoi kauden aikana kuudesti palkintokorokkeelle.
Rossi ajoi parhaimmillaan kolme kilpailua peräkkäin palkintokorokkeelle Assenin voiton jälkeen hän oli kahdesti kolmas Saksan ja Yhdysvaltain kilpailuissa.
Rossi ajoi tämän jälkeen neljä kertaa peräkkäin neljänneksi. Ensimmäisen paluukauden jälkeen Rossi pääsi takaisin omalle tasolleen ja sijoittui kauden MM-sarjassa toiseksi häviten maailmanmestaruuden voittaneelle Marc Marquezille 67 pisteen erolla.
Rossin tallikaveri Lorenzo sijoittui sitä vastoin kolmanneksi. Rossi voitti kauden aikana vain kaksi kilpailua kauden lopulla San Marinossa ja Australiassa.
Hän ajoi kuitenkin kauden sta kilpailusta 13 kertaa palkintokorokkeelle, joista pisin putki oli neljä kilpailua peräkkäin kolmen parhaan joukossa.
Sitä vastoin mestaruuden voittanut Marquez onnistui voittamaan kauden kymmenen ensimmäistä kilpailua peräkkäin, mikä antoi tuntuvan etumatkan pisteissä muihin kuljettajiin nähden.
Kaudella Rossi oli jo lähellä voittaa uransa kymmenennen mestaruuden, mutta menetti sen viimeisessä kilpailussa, jonka myötä hän hävisi maailmanmestaruuden voittaneelle tallikaverilleen Jorge Lorenzolle viidellä pisteellä.
Rossi johti MM-pisteissä Lorenzoa ennen viimeistä kilpailua ja hänen olisi pitänyt sijoittui vähintään toiseksi, jotta olisi varmistanut mestaruuden.
Rossi sai kuitenkin toiseksi viimeisen kilpailun jälkeen rangaistuksen, jonka johdosta hän joutui aloittamaan viimeisen kilpailun Valenciassa viimeisestä lähtöruudukosta.
Kilpailutuomaristo katsoi Rossin kilpailun aikana tahallaan potkaisseen ulos radalta Marc Marquezin, joka joutui keskeyttämään, kun Rossi itse ajoi kolmanneksi.
Rossi voitti kauden aikana neljä kilpailua Qatarissa, Argentiinassa, Hollannissa ja Britanniassa. Hän onnistui ajamaan myös 12 kilpailua peräkkäin palkintokorokkeelle, kunnes putki katkesi kauden Rossi nousi kauden aikana takaisin kakkospaikalle ohi Lorenzon ja keräsi kauden sta kilpailusta kymmenen palkintokorokesijoistusta, joista kaksi oli voittoja.
Hän voitti Espanjan ja Katalonian kilpailut. Rossi joutui keskeyttämään kauden aikana neljästi, joista yksi johtui moottoririkosta ja kolme ulosajosta.
Hän ajoi myös parhaimmillaan neljä kertaa peräkkäin palkintokorokkeelle. Paalupaikkoja Rossi keräsi kolme, jotka tulivat Espanjassa, Italiassa ja Japanissa.
Ainoastaan Espanjassa hän onnistui ajamaan paalulta voittoon, kun Italiassa ja Japanissa Rossi joutui keskeyttämään. Rossi aloitti kauden vahvasti ajettuaan kolmessa ensimmäisessä kilpailussa palkintokorokkeelle ensin Qatarissa kolmanneksi ja sen jälkeen toiseksi Argentiinassa ja Yhdysvalloissa.
Rossi would leave Le Mans being eighth in the standings with a points deficit to Nicky Hayden. After these two disappointing races, Rossi bounced back by scoring two wins: a regular victory in Italy and a pole-victory in Catalunya.
The race was won by Nicky Hayden, who battled with Yamaha teammate Colin Edwards on the last lap. Edwards tried to lunge past Hayden, but ran wide onto the gravel and eventually fell at the last corner.
With the disappointing result at Assen, Rossi took second place in Great Britain and another win in Germany , fighting tooth and nail with the three Honda's of Marco Melandri , Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa.
This extended Hayden's lead over Rossi with 34 points from 17 to 51, dropping Rossi to fourth in the championship.
Going into round 12 in the Czech Republic , Rossi picked up a pole and a second place, and then won the next round in Malaysia. A third place in Australia and a further second position in Japan saw the points lead of Hayden reduced from 51 points at Laguna Seca to 12 points in Motegi, with Rossi moving from fourth to second in the championship standings.
Going into the penultimate round of the season in Portugal , Rossi took pole position on Saturday. On Sunday, Hayden was taken out by his teammate Dani Pedrosa on lap 5, causing both riders to retire.
At the final race of the season, the Valencian Community round, Rossi needed to finish in second place or higher to win the title.
He took the second consecutive pole position on Saturday whilst Hayden could only qualify fifth. On lap five, he made a mistake, lost the front wheel of his M1 and slid out of contention.
He managed to get going again, but it would be to no avail: Rossi only managed to finish 13th, collecting points as a result and lost the title to Nicky Hayden by five points.
The race was won by wildcard rider Troy Bayliss , who replaced the injured Sete Gibernau. After Rossi lost the title in , he nonetheless tried again in as he was still one of the favourites to win the championship.
The bike power was reduced from cc to cc for this season and over the winter, Yamaha worked on a new bike fitting these specifications for both Rossi and Colin Edwards.
Stoner led every lap, won the race and gained a point lead over Rossi in the process. Rossi, once again finding himself on the backfoot in the championship, responded in China by setting another pole position on Saturday and finishing in second place after battling hard with Stoner.
The Australian, who made good use of the straight line speed of the Ducati on the long straight, blasted past Rossi every time he got overtaken earlier on the circuit.
Rossi initially started well and even overtook Stoner in the early part of the race to make a break but when the rain intensified, Rossi and his YZR-M1 struggled and were overtaken by Stoner, Randy de Puniet , Sylvain Guintoli and later also Nicky Hayden , Dani Pedrosa and Alex Hofmann.
Rossi eventually finished in sixth whilst Stoner crossed the line in third, extending his championship lead by 21 points. In Italy , he won his first race of the season and at round seven in Catalunya , Rossi took his fourth and final pole of the season.
After Rossi's great win in Assen, bad luck struck him when he crashed on lap five of the German round and was forced to retire. He had made a poor start, dropping him from sixth to ninth on lap one, but was quick to regain two positions before struggling to pass Randy de Puniet for sixth position.
When Rossi tried to squeeze his bike next to the Kawasaki of de Puniet, he lost the front of his M1 at low speed through a long right-hander and slid into the gravel.
Rossi retired once again at the new San Marino venue whilst Stoner took his eighth win of the season, extending his championship lead from 60 to 85 points.
Rossi worked his way up from fifth to third on the opening lap, overtaking Stoner on lap nine after Pedrosa did the same two laps earlier. He then overtook Pedrosa on lap ten and a fight commenced where Pedrosa re-overtook Rossi on lap 16, only taking the first spot back from the Spaniard with four laps left after he ran wide.
Rossi made a similar error and Pedrosa retook the lead just half a lap later. Pedrosa was still narrowly ahead but Rossi was better on the brakes and plunged down the inside of the first corner in turn one.
The move failed and he ran wide, but carried enough momentum to try the same move again a few corners later, this time succeeding.
Rossi crossed the line 0. At the Japanese round, Rossi suffered from braking problems on his second bike after all riders were forced to swap bikes due to the drying track, finishing in 13th position.
This was enough for Casey Stoner to become world champion after he finished the race in sixth position and gave him an unassailable lead in the championship.
He took 16th on lap seven and passed Shinya Nakano for 15th and thus the final point, but was forced to retire on lap 18 after his YZR-M1 suffered a technical problem, this marking his third DNF of the season.
Stoner dominated the season, winning ten races to take his first title, points clear of second place Dani Pedrosa.
Rossi on the other hand, finished in third place with points, six less than in This was Rossi's lowest championship position since his first season in in the cc.
Pedrosa's win in the last race at Valencia combined with Rossi's retirement meant that he beat Rossi by a single point. After two frustrating seasons where Rossi and Yamaha lost the title for two consecutive seasons to Nicky Hayden 's Honda and Casey Stoner 's Ducati, critics started to doubt if he was capable of ever winning another title.
Rossi started the year with a fifth place in Qatar whilst Stoner won the race, prompting some to already suggest that it would be more of the same like last year.
Rossi finished third at the Portuguese round with his teammate Jorge Lorenzo winning after a late charge from Pedrosa was not enough to retake the lead.
After the good performances in Spain and Portugal, Rossi scored three consecutive victories: two regular victories at China and France and a pole-victory at the Italian round.
Approaching round 9 of the season, the Dutch GP was not a success for Rossi. He came to Assen with an point lead over runner-up Pedrosa but made a slow start from third on the grid, only to lose the back of his M1 machine on the entry of a tight left hand hairpin — his rear wheel sliding around and collecting Randy de Puniet 's LCR Honda, taking him out in the process.
Rossi remounted the bike and got going again but could only finish eleventh, handing the lead of the championship to Pedrosa by four points.
After the disappointing result in Assen, Rossi retook the lead of the title hunt in a rain-affected German round after Pedrosa crashed out of the wet track and Rossi came second, the race was won by Stoner.
Going into round 15 of the championship, Rossi needed to finish third or higher to win the title at Motegi.
He started off poor, dropping from fourth to fifth on the grid but quickly made up ground by overtaking Jorge Lorenzo and Nicky Hayden on lap two before he hunted down his title rivals.
When Stoner made the pass on Pedrosa on lap six, Rossi did the same and went after Stoner until he made the race winning move on lap 14 under braking.
Rossi then pulled away from the Ducati rider to cross the line in first position and clinch his fifth MotoGP, sixth top class and eighth overall championship in Japan with three races remaining.
After Rossi wrapped up the title in Motegi with an unassailable lead of 92 points, he scored three more podiums: a second-place finish behind home hero Stoner in Australia , another win in Malaysia and a third place at the Valencian Community round.
Rossi finished first in the championship with points, 93 points ahead of second place Casey Stoner. After the unexpected success and title of Rossi in , many expected him to be a strong contender in Rossi took two consecutive second places: a regular podium in Qatar and a pole-podium in Japan , the race won by Rossi's teammate Jorge Lorenzo.
Rossi's first victory of the year came at the third round in Spain. Rossi started fourth, but overtook teammate Lorenzo for third on lap two, then made a second pass stick for second position on lap seven.
Race leader Pedrosa was ahead with 1. He made the victory pass at the Nieto corner to take a lead of 2.
The French GP turned out to be a disaster for Rossi. This handed the championship lead to Rossi's teammate Lorenzo who now is ahead of both Rossi and Stoner by just one point.
Things started to look better when Rossi registered a third position finish in Italy , but lost his sequence of seven consecutive victories at the venue.
At the United States GP, Rossi finished a close second behind surprise race winner Dani Pedrosa. On the penultimate lap, Rossi retook the lead and held off the Spaniard to claim win by a margin of 0.
At the next race in Great Britain , Rossi started from pole but was demoted to third on the first lap. This left Dovizioso and Rossi to battle it out, but as the rain intensified, so did their lead.
Both were ahead with 13 seconds, separating them and third place Randy de Puniet. However, it was not meant to be as Rossi spun out of the lead when the rear of his M1 span-out through the Fogarty Esses on lap 20, demoting him to eleventh and leaving Dovizioso almost ten seconds clear of de Puniet.
Rossi climbed up to fifth on the last lap, overtaking home hero James Toseland at the final turn, but the race victory went to the Honda of Andrea Dovizioso for the first time.
Rossi's first and only retirement came at Indianapolis when he crashed out of the race after being overtaken by the eventual winner Lorenzo on lap ten.
This win meant that Lorenzo had halved Rossi's title advantage to just 25 points with five rounds to go. Lorenzo crashed on the opening lap after running into Nicky Hayden 's Honda, forcing him to retire.
This widened the championship gap from 18 to 38 points with two rounds remaining. At the penultimate round in Malaysia , Rossi scored another pole position on Saturday and a podium in the form of third place at the wet track in Sepang on race day, behind Stoner and Pedrosa.
This was enough for him to clinch his sixth MotoGP, seventh top class and ninth overall title over Jorge Lorenzo who started at the back of the grid and only managed to finish fourth, behind Rossi.
This gave him an unassailable lead of 45 points over Lorenzo. Rossi finished first in the championship with points, 72 points ahead of second-place Jorge Lorenzo.
Six wins was the lowest number of wins Rossi has had in a championship winning season; the previous minima were nine in in the cc class and , and in MotoGP.
Rossi also failed to win at Mugello for the first time since On 8 June , Rossi rode a Yamaha around the famous Snaefell Mountain Course in an exhibition lap at the Isle of Man TT alongside Agostini, in what was called 'The Lap of the Gods'.
He also performed the garlanding ceremony for the Superbike podium, bestowing the podium of John McGuinness , Steve Plater and Guy Martin.
With two consecutive titles won, Rossi was once again the favourite to win the championship going into the season and this seemed even more likely after he topped all but one of the pre-season testing sessions over the winter.
Rossi started off the first few races well. He won the first race of the season in Qatar after early leader Casey Stoner crashed out, took third place in Spain even though he had an injured shoulder sustained from a motocross accident two weeks earlier — the race being won by his teammate Jorge Lorenzo after a last-lap pass at the Dry Sack corner on Honda's Dani Pedrosa — and a pole-podium in the form of a second place in France where Lorenzo claimed back-to-back wins for the first time in his MotoGP career.
At round four in Italy , things took a turn for the worse for Rossi. He suffered a displaced compound fracture of his right tibia.
This crushed any hopes of him winning the title, and after post-surgical care close to his home in the hospital at Cattolica , it was clear that he was out of contention for the next two or three months.
Ahead of the British Grand Prix , Suzi Perry reported in her Daily Telegraph column that Rossi was planning on making a comeback at Brno. At the conclusion of the session, Rossi complained of discomfort, reporting pain in both his leg and his shoulder.
After an observation by the Chief Medical Officer on the Thursday before the German GP weekend and missing four rounds, Rossi returned in Germany and remarkably finished just off the podium in fourth position after losing out to Casey Stoner on the final corner, starting fifth.
The race was won by Lorenzo after Pedrosa crashed out of the lead. At his "home race" in San Marino , Rossi scored another third place behind race-winner Pedrosa and second-place Lorenzo.
The race was marred by the death of the Japanese Moto2 rider Shoya Tomizawa , who was hit at high speed by Alex de Angelis and Scott Redding after he fell at the fast right-hander of the Misano circuit on lap 12 and succumbed to his injuries later in the hospital.
He bounced back by scoring another third-place podium in Japan , the race being moved from April to October due to the disruption of air travel after the second eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland.
Rossi battled with teammate Lorenzo for the bottom step of the podium during the race, which was won by Casey Stoner, but by now had a point lead in the championship over second place Dani Pedrosa.
In Malaysia , Rossi took a stunning victory by winning the race from eleventh position, battling with the Honda of Dovizioso for the win multiple times.
Rossi had qualified sixth, but lost multiple positions in the first set of corners after a poor getaway. He overtook multiple riders, including Lorenzo, to fight for the lead with Dovizioso on a few occasions, but held on to finish ahead of him with just 0.
However, Lorenzo won the title, finishing in third place when he needed ninth or higher to win the title.
After his win in Malaysia, Rossi continued to impress by scoring a third place in Australia , a second place in Portugal and a final third place at the Valencian Community rounds.
Rossi finished third in the championship with points, points behind champion Jorge Lorenzo and 12 points behind runner-up Dani Pedrosa.
Rossi collected ten podiums throughout the season, including five consecutive podiums in the season's final run.
On 15 August , after the Brno race, Rossi confirmed he was going to ride for the Ducati team , signing a two-year deal starting in and joining former Honda racing teammate Nicky Hayden.
There was much anticipation for the first race of the season; Rossi on an Italian bike turned quite some heads, but he started the season on a disappointing note, only finishing seventh in Qatar.
As Rossi edged past on the inside of Stoner, his bike slipped from under him in the wet conditions, causing both riders to slide off the track.
Rossi resumed and eventually finished fifth but Stoner retired from the race. Rossi's best result of the year came in France , where he took his first and only podium of the season.
He battled hard with the Yamaha of Jorge Lorenzo and the Honda of Andrea Dovizioso, overtaking both for fifth place, when Dani Pedrosa and Marco Simoncelli at the front collided.
Pedrosa crashed and retired from the race whilst Simoncelli was given a ride-through penalty. Rossi then finished the next four races inside the top six; fifth at Catalunya , sixth in Great Britain , fourth at the Dutch round and sixth again in Italy.
At round nine in Germany , Rossi disappointingly finished in ninth place. On lap nine, Rossi ran last and considered retiring, but climbed his way back up to tenth place in the end.
Rossi ended the year on a low. At the Japanese round, he crashed out of the race on the first lap after a couple of corners. He collided with Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies and left Rossi with a blow to his finger.
In Malaysia , Rossi qualified ninth but was involved in a collision with Marco Simoncelli and Colin Edwards on the second lap of the race.
Simoncelli fell while running fourth, landing in the path of Edwards and Rossi who both hit his Honda. Simoncelli's helmet also came off in the incident.
The blow killed the Italian instantly and the race was cancelled. Rossi finished seventh in the championship with points, points behind champion Casey Stoner.
After a frustrating first season with the Ducati, was a little better for Rossi. He started poorly in Qatar , starting from twelfth and only mustered tenth at the line.
One of his best results of the year came at the French round. He started from seventh on the grid but moved to fourth on the opening lap and overtook the fading Pedrosa for third on lap three.
Rossi then was caught by the Tech 3 Yamaha's of Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso who battled with him over the bottom step of the podium from laps 4 to 18 until Crutchlow lost the front end of his M1 at the first corner.
He remounted and continued the race as did Dovizioso, who suffered the same fate with four laps to go. After breaking free of both the Tech 3 riders, Rossi slashed the advantage Stoner had built up during the fighting and reeled him in over the remaining ten laps.
On the penultimate lap, Rossi tried to overtake Stoner on the fast left-right combination at the beginning of the track but ran wide and Stoner retook the position.
On the final lap, Rossi retried the move, this time successfully, and built a small gap over the remainder of the lap to cross the line in second place: the best finish Rossi has on a Ducati to date.
Over the next couple of races, the Ducati continued to perform poorly, allowing Rossi to score points only. He finished seventh in Catalunya while in Great Britain , Rossi was fastest in the first free-practice session but finished the race in ninth.
After a thirteenth-place finish at the Dutch round Rossi finished sixth in Germany , his best dry result of the season so far. His first and only DNF of the season came at the United States GP.
Rossi was going to come home in eighth position when he fell at the corkscrew corner whilst trying to brake. He was also unhappy with the bike setup for the race, preventing him from riding quick enough all weekend.
Rossi equalled his best Ducati result in Le Mans by finishing second for the second consecutive time this season in San Marino. Rossi finished sixth in the championship with points, points behind champion Jorge Lorenzo.
On 10 August, it was confirmed that Rossi was going to leave the factory Ducati team at the end of the season. He clocked 0.
He kicked off the season well. At the opening round in Qatar he had a competitive pace all weekend but lost out badly with the new qualifying format, demoting him to seventh place on race day.
He quickly fought himself back to fourth on the opening lap, but ran wide when he tried to overtake Ducati replacement rider Andrea Dovizioso , once again dropping him back to seventh place.
He started the race from eighth on the grid and moved up to third to grab another podium but lost the position to Cal Crutchlow and then slid out of contention with ten laps to go.
Rossi continued to finish in twelfth position, albeit on a damaged bike and hampered by a misting visor. At round five in Italy , Rossi registered his only retirement of the year.
Rossi rode around the outside of Bautista, but he failed to notice Rossi and clipped his bike on the approach to the right-hander, making him fall and collecting Rossi in the process.
On 29 June at the Dutch round, Rossi recorded his first MotoGP win since Malaysia in — a race winless streak.
At the end of the season, Rossi announced the conclusion of his long collaboration with crew chief Jeremy Burgess , who was replaced by Silvano Galbusera, the former crew chief of Marco Melandri in the Superbike World Championship.
Rossi's first year since his return to Yamaha went well, and hopes for were even higher: more podiums, wins or even the illustrious tenth title all were mentioned by people.
At his "home race" in San Marino , Rossi won his first race since the Dutch TT round. In Australia Rossi took his second victory of the year. It was Rossi's sixth win at the circuit after five consecutive wins he took from to With a season of consistent podium finishes — including two wins in San Marino and Australia — there were once more hopes that Rossi might be able to win his tenth title this year.
He started the season — his 20th at World Championship level — by taking victory in the opening race in Qatar ; it was his first win in a season-opening race since the Qatar race.
Rossi held off Ducati 's Andrea Dovizioso to cross the line 0. This win consolidated his championship lead, becoming the first rider to win a race using an extra-hard Bridgestone rear tyre.
He recorded his fourth podium finish of the year, eighth successive podium finish — and the th of his Grand Prix career — with a third place in Spain , then kept the run going with a second place in France and a third place on home soil in Italy.
He also extended his championship lead to ten points over Lorenzo, who finished third. Rossi further extended his championship lead in Germany with third and continued his podium streak with third-place finishes at Indianapolis and the Czech Republic.
The pair's results were enough for the team to clinch their respective title, their first since In Japan , Rossi extended his championship lead to eighteen points with a second-place finish to Dani Pedrosa — his first win of the season — in drying conditions.
Lorenzo had started on pole but faded to third with tyre issues. Before the season even began, Rossi announced that he will continue his career by keeping his contract with the Factory Yamaha team until Rossi began the season with fourth place in Qatar , albeit just two seconds from victory.
The race was split into two parts similar to the Australian Grand Prix after concerns over Michelin rear tyres forced riders to make a pitstop to change bikes.
In Spain , Rossi took pole position — his first since the Dutch round last year and his 52nd pole position overall — on Saturday, then led the race from start-to-finish with the exception of one corner to win.
The race marked the first time in his MotoGP career that Rossi led every lap of a race from pole position. Rossi dedicated the victory to the family of former Moto2 rider Luis Salom , who had been killed following a crash during Friday practice.
Assuming the lead in the second race, Rossi set the fastest lap and continued to push before crashing due to what he called a "stupid mistake".
After the summer break, MotoGP's return to Austria for the first time since saw the Factory Ducati riders dominate for a 1—2 finish, Rossi coming home a close fourth behind Jorge Lorenzo.
Another wet race in the Czech Republic saw Rossi go against the majority of the field in choosing the harder rear wet tyre.
Initially it seemed an error as he fell from 6th to 12th but he recovered throughout the race to finish second to Cal Crutchlow.
After leading for the majority of the race he was overhauled by Dani Pedrosa in the closing laps. The flyaway races began badly for Rossi after he crashed out of second place in Japan , having started from pole.
For the season opener in Qatar however, he appeared to make a breakthrough, moving from tenth on the grid to finish third. The European season began disappointingly with a lowly tenth position at the Spanish round whilst Honda rider Dani Pedrosa won the race from pole.
Rossi also lost the championship lead after the race. Tests of a new chassis after the Catalan race were positive and saw Rossi take his first and only win of the season at the Dutch round after a late-race battle with the Pramac Ducati of Danilo Petrucci , who ran slick tyres on a damp track, the older Italian prevailing by just 0.
He suffered these injuries on the same leg that he previously broke in his high-speed crash at Mugello in and put him out of contention, requiring surgery and missing his "home race" in San Marino.
Before the start of the season-opening race in Qatar, Rossi announced he had extended his contract at the Factory Yamaha team until , when he will be 41 years old.
Both riders were concerned about corner-entry and corner-exit issues as well as the lack of traction and tyre temperature. At the first round in Qatar , Rossi started off well by getting a first podium of the season in the form of third place.
With five laps to go, Rossi muscled his way past the Tech 3 Yamaha of Johann Zarco but eventually couldn't get close enough and crossed the line 0. When the Spaniard misjudged the braking point, he forced Rossi to go wide, making him clip the grass and fall in the process.
Rossi eventually got going again, but failed to score any points afterwards. Rossi only finished fifth at the Dutch round but managed to score his first and only second place of the season in Germany , 2.
With the race in Great Britain cancelled due to heavy rain which failed to drain properly on the newly repaved Silverstone surface, Rossi failed to finish on the podium for five consecutive races.
Rossi's best chance at a victory came at the penultimate round of the season in Malaysia. When the race was stopped, Rossi was forced to use a used rear tyre, which he claimed "made the difference" as he was "more in trouble with the rear".
As the race restarted, Rossi crashed out of second place. This was Rossi's first winless season since when he raced with Ducati and his first ever winless season with the Factory Yamaha team.
During the pre-season tests, both Yamaha riders had mixed feelings of the YZR-M1. There were signs that showed that some of the problems, such as the lack of traction and degradation of the tyres, were less of an issue this year.
Eventually, Rins crossed the line 0. In the next three rounds, Rossi registered three consecutive retirements — the first time in his career.
In Italy , he crashed out after clipping the back of Joan Mir's Suzuki and ran across the gravel at Turn 4. He recovered and tried to regain the lost ground but eventually slid off again at the high-speed Arrabiata 2 corner to register his first DNF since the Japanese race.
Rossi was forced to go wide and initially survived a minor hit of Lorenzo's stricken bike, only to hit it again and fall onto the tarmac this time.
The bike was damaged as a result and Rossi was unable to continue. After these disastrous results, the next races went better for him. At the German and Czech rounds, Rossi managed to score an eighth and sixth place.
At the Japanese race, another retirement came for Rossi. He crashed out of a lowly eleventh place at Turn 1 with four laps to go. This was Rossi's fourth DNF of the season, equalling his season and the highest amount in his MotoGP career.
This was Rossi's lowest championship position since when he raced for Ducati and marked his second winless season. In October , Rossi announced he would be changing his crew chief.
The reason stated for this change was because of the poor results Rossi obtained during the season. Rossi's future at the factory Yamaha team was uncertain after the rather poor results he had obtained the previous year.
His initial plan was to wait for a handful of races in to see how competitive he still is because he has not won a race since and because of his lackluster season.
However, because of the outbreak of the COVID pandemic and subsequent delay of the start of the season, Rossi did not get the five or six races he hoped for.
At the pre-season tests, the Yamaha YZR-M1 had improved considerably compared to the counterpart. The new engine had fixed most of the deficit that the riders suffered from in and and the handling was improved as well thanks to an updated chassis.
Both the Factory as well as the SIC satellite riders were happy with the feeling of this year's bike and Rossi said that the bike has "a very good feeling" but that he personally worries he'll struggle with the tyres after around five to six laps and is disappointed the Yamaha is still losing out to the competitors on the straights.
Rossi's first race was supposed to start in Qatar but was cancelled due to the outbreak of the COVID virus. After a three-month delay, the season finally got underway in Spain.
At this race, Rossi ran in tenth position before retiring with technical problems. The race was won by satellite rider Quartararo for the first time in his MotoGP career.
Following a fourth place in the first race at his home Grand Prix in Misano, Rossi had three consecutive retirements, crashing out in the early stages of the second race at Misano and Le Mans, and while challenging Quartararo for a potential race win in Barcelona.
On 15 October , he tested positive for COVID, which forced him to miss the Aragon and Teruel GP's. However, further tests confirmed that the previous test was a false positive and he was allowed to participate in the final two races of the season.
Leta se je iz Yamahe preselil k Ducatiju, kjer je ostal dve sezoni, v katerih ni osvojil niti ene zmage. Leta se je vrnil k Yamahi. Valentino Rossi se je rodil Leta je Valentino osvojil regionalno prvenstvo v gokartu.
V drugi sezoni je dirkal za Lusuardijevo ekipo Mito in osvojil naslov italijanskega prvaka.