Everyone knows the greatest accomplishments Rossi has achieved on track, and there is no denying that he is the most successful MotoGP rider ever.
But inspite being a sports celebrity, his personal lifestyle is not known to many of his fans. Here are some of the interesting facts about Rossi that you might have missed while you cheered for him all this while.
1. Valentino has been in the relationship with 7 girlfriends till now, mostly models and actresses. He is currently dating Linda Morselli, another model by profession.
2. Ferrari has gifted Rossi a customized Ferrari 458 Italia, having “046VR” as a special license plate, which he uses regularly especially for track days. He also owns an 18-meters long, 1300 hp powered yacht.
3. He has given the appearance as a judge on one of the episodes of Master Chef Italy, which was shot at his personal race track in Italy.
You can watch the video clip from that episode here.
4. Valentino owns a private land area of around 198 acres which has a bunkhouse, a racing school, a farm, vineyards and a 2.8 kms long dirt track called “Rossi Ranch”, where he trains with young riders from his “VR46″ academy.
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5. Besides “Rossi” and “The Doctor”, he has 3 other famous nicknames as well.
King of Mugello
6. Rossi has been wearing special and unique helmets for every Mugello GP (Italy) since 1999.
7. Apart from motorcycle racing, Rossi has good track records under his belt in car motorsports as well.
8. Not many know, but he has written a book on racing and his life, called “What If I Had Never Tried It”.
9. Just to give an idea of his career success, here are some awesome numbers:
114 total wins (all classes)
61 second position (all classes)
46 third position (all classes)
221 podiums (all classes)
64 poles position start (all classes)
10. Obviously with all that success and glamor, he is definitely a rich guy. He gets around Rs. 68.5 crores ($10 million) salary from Yamaha as per 2015-2016 contract and his net worth is rumored to be above $135 million, almost 4 times more than his rival Marc Marquez.
All the best for 2017, Rossi.
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