Valentino Rossi has always raced with the number No. 46 in his motorcycle grand prix career, the number his father had raced with in the first of his 3 grand prix career wins in 1979
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Valentino Rossi is one of the most successful motorcycle racers of all time, with nine Grand Prix World Championships to his name – seven of which are in the premier class. Rossi owns the Sky Racing Team by VR46 which campaigns in the Moto3 and Moto2 categories of Grand Prix motorcycle racing. Following his father Graziano Rossi, he started racing in Grand Prix in 1996 for Aprilia in the 125cc category and won his first World Championship the following year. From there, Rossi moved up to the 250cc category with Aprilia and won the 250cc World Championship in 1999.
Valentino Rossi vr46
Rossi is first in all time 500cc/MotoGP race wins standings with 89 victories and second in all time overall wins standings with 115 race wins, behind Giacomo Agostini with 122. After the Italian GP held at Mugello on June 3rd 2018 Rossi has become the first MotoGP rider to accumulate over 5,000 championships points throughout a career