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As The Doctor retires, it’s time to look back at some of the greatest moments of his illustrious career

Valentino Rossi announced at the Styrian GP that he was retiring this year. The news has shocked the whole car world, no matter who you are and what you are, VR46 will be missed by people who support motorsport. After saying goodbye to motorcycle racing, it’s time to enjoy some of his most iconic moments on the road to MotoGP greatness.

SPAIN 1999

Racers have to ride more than 2 hours on tracks without taking a break in between. Not going to the bathroom for that long is tough, as Valentino demonstrated in 1999 when he used the race director’s portaloos shortly after the checkered flag. The race winner had to wait for the award ceremony.

BRAZIL 1999

In the penultimate race of the 1999 season, Rossi won the race and celebrated by lapping the track with a guardian angel behind him. IMPRESSIVE

MALAYSIA 2005

Probably *the* most iconic moment in Moto GP history, VR47 celebrating his seventh World Championship crown with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has “Valentino” written all over it.

SPAIN 2007

Rossi thrilled the Spanish fans again with his legendary “bowling” celebration after his victory in Jerez. The doctor showed that he could still roll over his opponents.

2009 NETHERLANDS

The Doctor marked his 100th race win at the Dutch Grand Prix in style when he unrolled a giant scroll containing a picture of all his previous 99 career victories. This was Valentino Rossi at his best.

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