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Rossi picks best Mugello memory

"It is the only time in my career that I don't remember the last lap" - Valentino Rossi.
The most successful rider in Mugello history, Valentino Rossi has won his home Italian Grand Prix nine times since his debut in the 125cc class in 1996.

That includes an unbeaten run of seven premier-class wins, meaning Rossi has no shortage of special memories.

But the best is his 2006 triumph over compatriot Loris Capirossi.

“Maybe the best was the race in 2006 because I had a great battle with Loris Capirossi,” said Rossi. “I was with Yamaha and Michelin. He was with Ducati and Bridgestone. At the end our level was exactly the same.

“We started the last lap passing on the line, nothing between us. It is the only time in my career that I don't remember the last lap. I just understand that I won after the line so I think this the best Mugello memory.”

Practice for the 2013 Italian Grand Prix starts on Friday morning. Rossi has not won his home event since 2009.

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nikisan - Unregistered

May 30, 2013 10:02 PM

the pic is 7 years old. 7! And that wasn't even in Rossi's prime I think the haters should look at that pic and see how long this guy has been around. To do what he did for as long as he did, is incredible.

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