Can't wait to see Valentino Rossi and Loris Capirossi again on the circuit: first race on 26 of march in Spain / Jerez.
Following his father, Graziano Rossi, Rossi started racing in Grand Prix in 1996 for Aprilia in the 125cc category and won his first World Championship the following year. From there, he moved up to the 250cc category, again with Aprilia, and won the World Championship in 1999. He won the 500cc World Championship with Honda in 2001, the MotoGP World Championships (also with Honda) in 2002 and 2003, and continued his streak of back-to-back championships by winning the 2004 and 2005 MotoGP World Championship after leaving Honda to join Yamaha.
Capirossi and Ducati started the 2006 season with a striking victory and he had a second place in both the French and Italian grand prix, tying for first in Moto GP points with American Nicky Hayden. However, he was caught up in a multiple bike collision at the start at Barcelona, missing the restart and losing championship ground to Hayden. Though he was knocked out in this horrendous looking accident, he did not suffer very serious injuries beyond significant bruising.
Valentino Rossi believes Dani Pedrosa will be the biggest threat to him retaining his crown as the king of MotoGP - not Nicky Hayden. In October 2006 Hayden stopped Rossi's run of five straight world titles in motorcycling's premier series in dramatic circumstances at the last race.
But he singled out the American's youthful Honda team-mate as the man to watch in 2007 after the Spaniard ran Rossi closest in Jerez testing last week.