Valentino Rossi1979-02-16 (age 40)
Valentino Rossi says securing a front row starting spot for the British Grand Prix is made sweeter by recent suggestions made by his detractors that he should retire from MotoGP.
MotoGP has altered the track limit boundary at the exit of Silverstone's Chapel Curve in the wake of several riders having laptimes deleted in Friday's second practice session.
This weekend MotoGP returns to Silverstone for the British GP. And none of the riders who were there 12 months ago will have forgotten the experience of the pre-race press conference, when they were patched into the International Space Station and NASA astronaut Drew Feustel. It was a moment rich with the spirit of innovation.
MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez says his teammate Jorge Lorenzo “needs to” persist with his current Honda challenge, following suggestions that Lorenzo could depart after 2019.
Valentino Rossi says he couldn't feel "a lot of difference" with the 2020 Yamaha MotoGP prototype rolled out for Monday’s post-Czech Grand Prix test, in which he was sixth-fastest.
Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales says he fears his two strong results at Assen and the Sachsenring were merely "lucky" after struggling to a lowly 10th-place finish in Sunday's Czech Grand Prix.
Yamaha MotoGP riders Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales say they are not prepared to write off the rest of the 2019 season, despite plans to test a 2020 prototype at Brno on Monday.
Yamaha MotoGP boss team boss Lin Jarvis says he expects no "conflict" with Valentino Rossi over the timing of the Italian legend's eventual retirement.
Five MotoGP riders including Valentino Rossi were called in by MotoGP race direction after an incident at the end of FP2, in which Maverick Vinales and Jack Miller were impeded.
Motorcycle racing legend Giacomo Agostini believes Valentino Rossi isn't as strong as his main MotoGP rivals anymore, but feels the Yamaha rider deserves praise for still "having fun".
Fabio Quartararo led MotoGP's FP3 at the Dutch TT by 0.109s with a new lap record, while Yamaha stablemate Valentino Rossi missed out on an automatic Q2 spot after his best lap was cancelled.
Valentino Rossi has spoken out against the tight Turn 10 left-hander of the Barcelona circuit where he was taken out in the Catalan Grand Prix, the Italian dubbing it "supermarket parking".
Valentino Rossi was among a number of MotoGP riders puzzled by an “incredible” loss of grip at the Barcelona circuit compared to the year before.