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Sangar! Valentino Rossi Pamer 9 Motor Juara Dunianya

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Jumat, 12 Nov 2021 16:15 WIB

Spanyol - Valentino Rossi akan menjalani balapan pamungkasnya di MotoGP. Sebelum itu, Rossi memamerkan sembilan motor yang membawanya jadi juara dunia.

VALENCIA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 11: Carmelo Ezpeleta (R) of Spain and Dorna CEO  and  Valentino Rossi of Italy and Petronas Yamaha SRT pose near the 9 bikes with which he won the World Championships in paddock during the MotoGP of Comunitat Valenciana: Previews at Ricardo Tormo Circuit on November 11, 2021 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi membuka penutup salah satu dari 9 motor yang ia gunakan untuk memenangkan Kejuaraan Dunia, di Ricardo Sirkuit Tormo, Valencia, Spanyol, Kamis (11/11/2021).  

VALENCIA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 11: Carmelo Ezpeleta (R) of Spain and Dorna CEO  and  Valentino Rossi of Italy and Petronas Yamaha SRT pose near the 9 bikes with which he won the World Championships in paddock during the MotoGP of Comunitat Valenciana: Previews at Ricardo Tormo Circuit on November 11, 2021 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi akan menjalani balapan pamungkasnya di MotoGP. Sebelum itu, Rossi memamerkan sembilan motor yang membawanya jadi juara dunia.  

VALENCIA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 11: Carmelo Ezpeleta (R) of Spain and Dorna CEO  and  Valentino Rossi of Italy and Petronas Yamaha SRT pose near the 9 bikes with which he won the World Championships in paddock during the MotoGP of Comunitat Valenciana: Previews at Ricardo Tormo Circuit on November 11, 2021 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Setelah seperempat abad berkarier di dunia balap motor, Rossi akhirnya memutuskan pensiun ketika MotoGP 2021 tuntas. Balapan MotoGP Valencia 2021 di Riccardo Tormo, Minggu (14/11/2021) malam WIB besok, akan jadi yang terakhir kalinya.  

VALENCIA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 11: Carmelo Ezpeleta (R) of Spain and Dorna CEO  and  Valentino Rossi of Italy and Petronas Yamaha SRT pose near the 9 bikes with which he won the World Championships in paddock during the MotoGP of Comunitat Valenciana: Previews at Ricardo Tormo Circuit on November 11, 2021 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Maka dari itu, wajar jika seri tersebut terasa spesial untuk Rossi dan seluruh penggemarnya terutama.   

VALENCIA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 11: Carmelo Ezpeleta (R) of Spain and Dorna CEO  and  Valentino Rossi of Italy and Petronas Yamaha SRT pose near the 9 bikes with which he won the World Championships in paddock during the MotoGP of Comunitat Valenciana: Previews at Ricardo Tormo Circuit on November 11, 2021 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Tidak akan ada lagi aksi-aksi menawan The Doctor di atas lintasan dan luar lintasan yang selama ini menghidupkan MotoGP.  

VALENCIA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 11: Carmelo Ezpeleta (R) of Spain and Dorna CEO  and  Valentino Rossi of Italy and Petronas Yamaha SRT pose near the 9 bikes with which he won the World Championships in paddock during the MotoGP of Comunitat Valenciana: Previews at Ricardo Tormo Circuit on November 11, 2021 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Rossi adalah legenda hidup MotoGP dengan segala prestasi yang didapatnya. Sejak debut di kelas 125cc pada 1996, Rossi selalu bisa jadi juara dunia termasuk yang pertama di 1997 bersama Aprilia.  

VALENCIA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 11: Carmelo Ezpeleta (R) of Spain and Dorna CEO  and  Valentino Rossi of Italy and Petronas Yamaha SRT pose near the 9 bikes with which he won the World Championships in paddock during the MotoGP of Comunitat Valenciana: Previews at Ricardo Tormo Circuit on November 11, 2021 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Naik kelas ke 250cc pada 1998, Rossi jadi juara dunia di 1999. Barulah dia naik kelas ke MotoGP/500cc pada 2000. Debutnya bersama Honda juga berujung gelar juara dunia MotoGP pertamanya pada 2001, yang berlanjut ke 2002 dan 2003.  

VALENCIA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 11: Carmelo Ezpeleta (R) of Spain and Dorna CEO  and  Valentino Rossi of Italy and Petronas Yamaha SRT pose near the 9 bikes with which he won the World Championships in paddock during the MotoGP of Comunitat Valenciana: Previews at Ricardo Tormo Circuit on November 11, 2021 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Setelah itu, Rossi memutuskan pindah ke Yamaha 2004 dan kariernya makin cemerlang. Dia merebut empat gelar juara dunia sedari 2004, 2005, 2008, dan terakhir 2009.  

VALENCIA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 11: Carmelo Ezpeleta (R) of Spain and Dorna CEO  and  Valentino Rossi of Italy and Petronas Yamaha SRT pose near the 9 bikes with which he won the World Championships in paddock during the MotoGP of Comunitat Valenciana: Previews at Ricardo Tormo Circuit on November 11, 2021 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Total sembilan gelar juara dunia sudah diraih Rossi, cuma kalah dari Giacomo Agostini (15 gelar) dan Angel Nieto (13 gelar). Maka dari itu ada perayaan spesial melepas kepergian Rossi dari MotoGP, Kamis (11/10).  

VALENCIA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 11: Carmelo Ezpeleta (R) of Spain and Dorna CEO  and  Valentino Rossi of Italy and Petronas Yamaha SRT pose near the 9 bikes with which he won the World Championships in paddock during the MotoGP of Comunitat Valenciana: Previews at Ricardo Tormo Circuit on November 11, 2021 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Pada sesi konferensi pers yang berlangsung santai itu, Rossi turut membawa serta seluruh motor yang pernah mengantarkannya jadi juara dunia, dari Aprilia, Honda, dan Yamaha. Lengkap dengan nomor 46 di depan motornya.  

Sangar! Valentino Rossi Pamer 9 Motor Juara Dunianya
Sangar! Valentino Rossi Pamer 9 Motor Juara Dunianya
Sangar! Valentino Rossi Pamer 9 Motor Juara Dunianya
Sangar! Valentino Rossi Pamer 9 Motor Juara Dunianya
Sangar! Valentino Rossi Pamer 9 Motor Juara Dunianya
Sangar! Valentino Rossi Pamer 9 Motor Juara Dunianya
Sangar! Valentino Rossi Pamer 9 Motor Juara Dunianya
Sangar! Valentino Rossi Pamer 9 Motor Juara Dunianya
Sangar! Valentino Rossi Pamer 9 Motor Juara Dunianya
Sangar! Valentino Rossi Pamer 9 Motor Juara Dunianya