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PICS: Rossi celebrates his 68th.

Unexpectedly, there was no 'special' celebration following Valentino Rossi's all-time record-equalling 68th premier-class win, which he achieved in front of his home fans at Misano on Sunday.

Perhaps that was due to countryman Giacomo Agostini - whose win record Rossi has tied - being surprising absent on Sunday, in marked contrast to Rossi's memorable celebration with Angel Nieto at Le Mans, after Rossi matched the Spaniard's 90 grand prix wins (in all classes)

Either way, Misano was a landmark moment in the history of motorcycle grand prix racing - and, with Rossi's home town of Tavullia just 15km from the circuit, it was perhaps appropriate that his post race celebrations were as much about the fans as any pre-planned 'show'.

To see full picture coverage of Rossi's Misano celebrations CLICK HERE


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Kwaka - Unregistered

September 03, 2008 4:59 AM

I just did some calculations Doohan won every 2.5 races Rossi has won every 2.1 races and Agostini won every 1.5 races,so I don't think Ago will be too upset.Ago won his on superior bikes with the MV (most of them) Doohan won most of his with 1 leg and Rossi has won his with the superior skills like Doohan,(just a statistic that interested me).

hmt - Unregistered

September 03, 2008 4:52 AM

Hello everybody, I think the reason why Rossi does not celebrate his equal record to Ago is because Rossi respect him so much. Also, Rossi is a classy sportsman who has feeling for others and he sacrificed one of his most important days of his life. But he still should celebrate and he has a right to as long as he does not cross the line. But Ago should congratulate Rossi for his success if he wants to keep his legacy alive. I am loosing much respect for Ago now. To be a great legend, it has to come with respect. Now you see, just one little disrespect action, my feeling is gone. I hope someday Rossi will not be like this, but I doubt Rossi would do that, just one little disrespect action, my feeling is gone. I hope someday Rossi will not be like this, but I doubt Rossi would do that.



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