Valentino Rossi has claimed that “the MotoGP world without me would be like a World Cup without Italy”. The Italian claimed another victory at the Monza Rally Show but afterwards said: “If I am honest, I think it has not been a great year; we had potential for more." - Marca

When questioned about a potential retirement, Rossi revealed that thought of ending his MotoGP career ‘frightens’ him. However, the Doctor believes that he will continue to venture into different sports, stating: “I think I still have another ten years to run and I want to complete in rallies and do to the 24 Hours of Le Mans." - AS

Former 500cc World Champion, Mick Doohan received the “World Sport Legends Award” on Sunday, which was previously awarded to Giacomo Agostini, Carl Fogerty and Mika Hakkinen. - Speed Week

Loris Capirossi has praised Marc Marquez’s performances this year after the Repsol Honda rider claimed his fourth MotoGP World Championship. The Italian identified the ’new' riding style as one of the key elements of his success, saying: “Marquez is an exceptional driver, he has invented a new way of driving, and soon the others will try to discover how he does it." - Marca