Valentino Rossi, one of the most outstanding MotoGP riders in history, announced his retirement from motorsport. The Italian rider has had a very successful career as he won nine world championships and 122 races during his 22 seasons. He will be missed by many fans around the globe who’s been following every race since 2001. At the age of 42, Rossi is still at a high level and has been dominating MotoGP for many years. However, there are no signs that he will be able to make any other comebacks in the future. He will be remembered as one of the best racers ever!

What did Valentino Rossi say about his Retirement?

Rossi disclosed that he will quit riding after the end of this season. He had some amazing years in MotoGP and he also thanked his fans for supporting him all these days. He took the opportunity to announce this special news in a press conference that happened this weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. the 42 years -old, Rossi is still at a high level and has been dominating MotoGP for many years.
Valentino Rossi’s statements through the interview, “Like I said during the season, I would take my decision for next year and after the summer break, and I have decided to stop at the end of the season,” he said. “So unfortunately this will be my last half-season as a MotoGP rider.
“It’s difficult. It’s a very, very sad moment. It’s difficult to say and to know that next year I will not race a motorcycle. I’ve done this thing for let’s say 30 years. I’ve enjoyed it very much.” Rossi said, his voice wavering at times. He couldn’t help but think about all the past victories, experiences, and a successful career.

What are Rossi's Achievements?

Valentino Rossi has won nine world titles, 122 races, seven riders’ championships, and five manufacturers’ titles during his career which spanned over two decades; proving himself to be one of the greatest riders in MotoGP history.
Rossi contended that he got his first three titles with Honda. Later he shifted to Yamaha in 2004. he returned to Yamaha in 2013, pursuing a fruitless season that didn’t fetch him any win for a two-year trip with Ducati.
The first three of his nine titles were with Honda, but he returned to Yamaha in 2004 and won six more championships. Rossi’s final two seasons at Ducati yielded just one podium finish from a total of 50 stars; the Italian manufacturer has also pulled out of MotoGP racing since then.
When asked Rossi why is he taking retirement when he’s fit and in form, he responded that he wasn’t sure about it, a cloud of suspicion revolves in his mind and he is amazed by the new generation’s potential and the bar set by them presently.

What will Rossi do after retirement?

Rossi has said that he would like to stay in MotoGP as a team owner of his VR46 Riders Academy. He also indicated he was interested in helping develop new talent and supporting current riders, but not with the objective of continuing racing himself; “I think it’s enough.” Nevertheless, there were some disclosures that he could shift to drive for his personal team in the following season but yet nothing has been transparent.