This year's Motocourse annual will feature the added attraction of a foreword written by Valentino Rossi.

The Italian legend, who fought back from two successive title defeats to clinch his sixth MotoGP crown in 2008, has penned a special introduction to the 2008-2009 Motocourse in which he reflects on his return to the top and expresses pride at featuring on the Motocourse cover more than any other rider.

The Motocourse, Autocourse and Rallycourse annuals are published by Crash Media Group, which also owns

It is extremely rare for Rossi to write a foreword and Crash Media Group would like to thank Yamaha Racing, Lin Jarvis and of course Rossi for making this foreword possible.

Motocourse is now in its 33rd year and continues to grow in stature as the definitive and most respected motorcycle sport annual in existence, from Barry Sheene (1976) to Valentino Rossi (2008), Motocourse has covered them all.

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he has done something similar to what Rossi did. Lawson is another guy that doesn´t receive all the credit that he deserves, and I really don´t know why... My Top 3 of GOAT is : Valentino, Freddie Spencer and Eddie Lawson. I didn´t see Hailwood or Agostini...
But when somebody achieved what Rossi did in 2004, then I would discuss the question of GOAT with other rider rather than Vale...

What i think it´s funny, it´s that everybody is forgetting what happened in 2004. Crappy bike, super honda. I agree that Sete it´s not the greatest rival he could have, but the difference between the Yamaha and the Honda that year was much, much bigger than the talent of the worst rider on a Honda and Valentino. And Sete rode well that Honda RCV 2004. And by round 9, in Germany, he had a 1 point advantage over Biaggi (another guy that becaude of his behavior, is well often underrated - You forget that this is the guy that should have won the 500cc in his rookie year, if Dorna didn´t stole it from him, with that yellow flag incident that nobody saw until today...) Only Eddie Lawson can say