MOTOGP: ‘Perfect’ Sunday Ends With 87th Career Win for Rossi in Spanish Grand Prix

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JEREZ, Spain – official series release — Yamaha photo — Valentino Rossi wired Sunday’s Gran Premio Red Bull de España en route to his first win of the 2016 MotoGP World Championship season at Spain’s Circuito de Jerez, completing a hat trick in the process after scoring the pole, leading every lap and setting the fastest race lap during the event. …

MOTOGP: Rossi Secures 52nd Career Pole in Thrilling Jerez Qualifying Session

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JEREZ, Spain – official series release — Yamaha photo — Valentino Rossi banished his recent qualifying demons to secure his 52nd career MotoGP pole on Saturday at Circuito de Jerez. Jorge Lorenzo was the first out of pit lane for qualifying. Lorenzo, Marc Marquez and Cal Crutchlow, who had advanced through Q1, were the only riders to head out with …

MOTOGP: Valentino Rossi Inks Two-Year Extension With Movistar Yamaha; Will Ride Through 2018

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LOSAIL, Qatar — official team release — Yamaha photo — Nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi has signed a two-year contract extension with Movistar Yamaha, keeping the respected veteran in the world’s premier motorcycle series through the 2018 season. “I am very happy to announce that Yamaha and I have extended our contract and will continue working together in MotoGP for …

MOTOGP: Rossi Loses CAS Appeal; Will Start From Rear of Grid in Valencia Finale

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland – official press release — MotoGP photo — Valentino Rossi has lost his appeal of the penalty handed down by the FIM Stewards’ following the MotoGP Malaysia Grand Prix on Oct. 25. Rossi was penalized by officials after making contact with Marc Marquez and forcing him to run wide while the two were battling for third at Sepang. …

MOTOGP: It’s Rossi Over Marquez in Dramatic Finish to Dutch Grand Prix in Assen

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ASSEN, Netherlands – official series release — Yamaha photo — Valentino Rossi claimed his third MotoGP victory of the year in dramatic fashion after an incredible race-long battle with Marc Marquez at TT Circuit Assen. Fans at TT Circuit Assen were treated to an incredible MotoGP battle as the nine-time World Champion managed to hold off Marquez in a thrilling …

MOTOGP: Rossi Reels in Marquez to Take 84th Career Victory in Argentine Grand Prix

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TERMAS DE RIO HONDO, Argentina — official series release — MotoGP photo — Valentino Rossi gambled on the right tire choice to take his 84th MotoGP victory on Sunday at Autodromo Termas de Río Hondo in Argentina, as Marc Marquez crashed out of the race with two laps to go. Conditions were similar to yesterday’s qualifying with bright sunshine and a track …

MOTOGP: Back to Winning; Rossi Wins Season Opener in Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar

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DOHA, Qatar – official series release — MotoGP photo — Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi opened the 2015 MotoGP season in sensation fashion by driving to victory on Sunday at the Losail Int’l Circuit. Rossi came out on top against the resurgent Ducati GP15’s of polesitter Andrea Dovizios and Andrea Iannone. Starting from eighth on the grid, the nine-time MotoGP champion …

MOTOGP: Movistar Yamaha Unveils 2015 YZR-M1 in Madrid

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MADRID, Spain – official team release — Movistar Yamaha photo — The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team gathered in Madrid Thursday to officially launch their 2015 campaign. The 2015 season will be the second year of partnership between the Yamaha Factory Team and Spanish company Telefónica. The five-year collaboration started in 2014 and looks set to grow from strength to strength, …

MOTOGP: Rossi Banks First Pole in Four Years at Valencia

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VALENCIA, Spain — official release — MotoGP photo — Seven-time MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi continued a strong 2014 campaign by winning the pole for Sunday’s MotoGP finale at Circuit Ricardo Tormo, his first top qualifying effort in four years. In what has been a great resurgence for Rossi, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider achieved his 50th career pole in the …

MOTOGP: Ride of a Legend; Valentino Rossi Wins in 250th G.P. Start at Phillip Island

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PHILLIP ISLAND, Australia — official release — MotoGP photo — Valentino Rossi climbed from the eighth starting position on Sunday to claim his second win of the 2014 season in the Tissot Australian Grand Prix at the Phillip Island Circuit. Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) was making his 250th start in the premier class and was there to take advantage as two-time World …