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Valentino Rossi To Build Stronger Online Presence With VR46 Metaverse

Valentino Rossi is undoubtedly one of the most instantly recognizable names and faces in the world of racing. As impressive and illustrious as his racing career, the multiple world champion is also a talented entrepreneur with an eye to the future. Apart from breeding tomorrow's generation of racers in the VR46 Academy, Rossi also offers his fans interactive and engaging content, keeping the love for his legacy burning, even after his retirement.
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He won the 125cc Championship in 1996 and then the 250cc Championship in 1998. In 2001, Rossi took his first premier class championship, the last to be run under the old 500cc rules. 2002: First MotoGP Championship. Rossi took his second premier class crown and the first MotoGP title. 2003:...
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Valentino Rossi Named Sporting Icon Of The Year At 2022 Laureus Awards

The Laureus World Sports Awards just announced its official list of winners for 2022—and Valentino Rossi has another trophy to add to his shelf. The fact that he’s one of motorcycle racing’s greatest living legends is well known, even to people who may not even care about racing. The Laureus Awards just named Rossi their Sporting Icon of 2022—so you could say it’s even more official.
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Valentino Rossi Just Got An Airliner Named After Him

OEMs releasing sportbikes in the MotoGP or WSBK liveries of specific top racers instead of standard colorways isn’t a particularly new or surprising development. One thing you don’t see every day, however, is an airline putting the names of racers on its nice, new fleet of Airbus airliners. That’s exactly what’s happening over in Italy, though, and it’s pretty rad.
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Valentino Rossi Welcomes New Baby Girl Into The World In March 2022

August, 2021 was a big month for Valentino Rossi. The Doctor kicked things off by announcing his imminent retirement from MotoGP at the end of the 2021 season. While he’ll still be fielding his VR46 teams on the grid in 2022, not being in the saddle himself will mark a major shift in his career. Still, it was Vale’s late-August, 2021 announcement that may have the biggest impact of all on his life. That’s when he and partner Francesca Sofia Novello announced that they were expecting a baby.
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Valentino Rossi to be joined by Muller, Vervisch in WRT GTWCE squad

The seven-time MotoGP champion will be joined aboard an Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II by 2019 Nurburgring 24 Hours winner Vervisch in all 10 Endurance and Sprint Cup rounds of the series. Multiple DTM race winner Muller, also winner at the Nurburging enduro in 2015, will come in alongside...
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New Gran Turismo 7 Videos Feature Valentino Rossi and Sung Kang

Two new promotional videos for Gran Turismo 7 have hit official social channels today, featuring a wide variety of famous faces from across the motoring world. The first appears on the global Gran Turismo channel, and takes the form of a round-table chat between five figures from various aspects of car culture, chaired by automotive presenter and commentator Jarod DeAnda.
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Valentino Rossi impresses WRT in wet Magny-Cours test

The nine-time world champion retired from MotoGP at the end of 2021, bringing to a conclusion a glittering 26-season in grand prix motorcycle racing. For 2022, Rossi will embark on a full campaign on four wheels in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance and Sprint Cups with WRT and Audi, the Italian holding a connection to the German brand in MotoGP this year with his VR46 squad, which will run machinery from VW Group-owned Ducati.
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Valentino Rossi to tackle GT World Challenge

Fresh from hanging up his leathers, Valentino Rossi will swap to fireproof race suits after inking a deal with Audi Sport to contest this year’s GT World Challenge as he seeks to start a new career in sports car racing. Rossi will race an Audi R8 LMS GT3, run...
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Valentino Rossi Takes Us On A Tour Of VR46 Headquarters

In 2022, Valentino Rossi won’t line up on a Grand Prix grid for the first time in 26 years. While The Doctor retried from his day job in 2021, he’s keeping busy with the GT World Challenge Europe and a baby girl on the way in 2022. Vale may have new endeavors on the horizon but he remains the head honcho at his VR46 company and Rider Academy.
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Valentino Rossi replica Yamaha R1-M up for auction

The Malaysian company celebrated 46 years since its creation, and as if it was fate that the number 46 of the World Championship, Valentino Rossi announced that he would race in what we did not yet know was his last year in the championship, in the Petronas box. Sharing it during the first part of the season with Franco Morbidelli and the second with Andrea Dovizioso.
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Valentino Rossi To Compete In 2022 GT World Challenge Europe

After 26 entertaining seasons in the Grand Prix paddock, Valentino Rossi hung up his leathers at Spain’s Ricardo Tormo Circuit. While The Doctors illustrious MotoGP career came to an end at the Valencia Grand Prix, Rossi returned to the Ricardo Tormo Circuit to begin his new career, driving a Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe car for the first time in December, 2021.
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Valentino Rossi Will Return To Racing, With Two More Wheels

Now some feel good news to round out the week. MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has confirmed he’ll be racing for Team WRT Audi in the coming GT World Challenge Europe series. As it happens, the 2022 season kicks off with one of two home races for The Doctor, at Imola, on the weekend of April 1.
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Valentino Rossi to contest full season in SRO GT World Challenge Europe

Valentino Rossi will embark upon a new career in sports car racing this year, contesting the full Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS season with Audi squad Team WRT. The Italian, a nine-time MotoGP world champion, retired from motorcycle racing at the end of last year and immediately...
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Valentino Rossi is officially a racing driver

The MotoGP legend has ditched two wheels for four, signing up for the GT World Challenge Europe series. Skip 1 photos in the image carousel and continue reading. Valentino Rossi called time on his incredible MotoGP career last year, bowing out with 89 wins, 199 podiums and seven world championship titles in motorcycle racing’s premier class.
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Valentino Rossi to race in full GT Challenge Europe 2022 season

Valentino Rossi has committed to a full season of the GT Challenge Europe series for 2022, racing with Team WRT Audi squad. The nine-time MotoGP champion will drive the No46 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II at every round of the Sprint and Endurance schedule this year and make his debut in the 24 Hours of Spa race in July.
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