By Will Burgess
Zeltweg, Austria — After 25 years in the MotoGP circuit, Valentino Rossi (AKA: The Doctor), has announced his retirement this morning at the end of the 2021 season.
After a hit and miss performance in 2021, preceded by the disaster at Jerez in 2020 where both Monster Energy Yamaha and Petronas Yamaha were docked points for using illegal engines, this past year has been a difficult one for Rossi, yet exceptional ones for partners Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Viñales.
However, none can doubt that The Doctor himself became an icon in the racing world during his storied 30+ year career, as well as the legacy he has left in the world of Grand Prix motorcycling.
More to come as this story continues to break.
Cover: Italian Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi anounces his retirement at Michelin MotoGP of Styria at RedBull Ring circuit | credit: Rainer Herhaus
Will Burgess is a journalist with Adrenaline Powersports Mag