Valentino Rossi in a interview for Italia 1, with a state of mind nostalgic looks back to see what he has achieved throughout his sporting career. Among all these he also mentions tough rivals he has come across, such as Max Biaggi, Sete Gibernau or even Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner, who categorize them as his most difficult rivals to beat in MotoGP. remembering some of his victories during his career .
Win the first World championship. "It is a dream come true. Winning a World championship is something that is not forgotten. The first world championship is never forgotten."
2001 Japanese Grand Prix. “The track was beautiful and there was a great fight with Max Biaggi, I tried to overtake on the outside, he elbowed me and then I passed him by raising my middle finger. It was a great moment. It was a nice rivalry in which we were fighting to win the world championship and it was a bit of a street fight, but it was beautiful.
The rivalry with Biaggi. "When we ran together our relationships weren't wonderful, now when we see each other we greet each other, we share something together and it was nice."
The fourth title, the most special for Valentino Rossi. “This is probably the most beautiful victory of my career. It was in a tough rivalry with [Sete] Gibernau. At first we were pretty close, but after a while we weren't that close anymore… it's very difficult to get along when fighting for the championship together. I didn't get along that well with Biaggi, but it was a much longer rivalry with him.
The win in 2008 for Rossi. “It was good because here, after losing in 2006 and 2007, I won again. Here I beat Stoner, Lorenzo and Pedrosa. It was one of the best races of my career. Even with Stoner, when we fought, it was a tough relationship. "
Finally, the 100th victory at Assen in 2009 and his ninth title. "100 vitories sounded a beautiful number! Lorenzo is a great rival, now we're getting along"