09/15/2021 at 6:08 PM CEST
Valentino rossi is the last guest of ‘DAZN’s box, the program presented by Ernest riveras. On the eve of the home race, the San Marino GP, in Misano Adriatico, 12 km from Tavullia, the Italian rider explained how he is facing his last months as a MotoGP rider, after announcing his definitive withdrawal at the end of this season: “In Valencia it will be difficult. In Austria, after announcing it, it didn’t affect me too much. It will be harder there because from there my life will change, I will stop being a MotoGP rider. I feel a little paranoid about Valencia, I think i’m not so prepared For that. It won’t be easy, but it will also be pretty & rdquor ;, acknowledges ‘Il Dottore’. “I have been listening to messages for me to retire for 15 years, but I have never been interested & rdquor; it states Valentino, which also offers the arguments why it did not change motorcycles for F1 in 2006 and the reasons that have led him to continue in MotoGP until the age of 42: “I thought: ‘I’m going to race in MotoGP for as long as I can, and then I won’t have any remorse when I look back ‘& rdquor ;.
Rossi shows Ernest Riveras his skill when it comes to change diapers, after announcing that he will be a father just a few weeks ago: “My fiancee would like to have another one, but let’s see how the first one goes & rdquor ;, adds the Italian rider with amusement. “If I am a father, anyone can be. I always wanted to be. I hope this diaper I put on is the first and last I put on. I am not so bad at it. I have a future.”
Rossi also remember his relationship with different objects such as a T-shirt Diego Armando Maradona, a Bote of Mayonnaise or a plastic chicken, in addition to telling a funny anecdote with the Italian ‘carabinieri’ and revealing the reason for his nickname, ‘Il Dottore’: “What about Doctor rossi It is typical of when you tell stories in Italy, many start like: ‘Doctor Rossi went to school this morning’. That’s where it all began, “continues.” It also serves to say that if you are a doctor you are an out of the ordinary in something. And that’s where it comes from. Now I am the most famous Doctor Rossi in the world because, despite having Rossi’s common surname and having so many namesakes, I have managed to stand out and be the most famous“, Explain.
His mythical race is South Africa 2004: “It was the best. It was a combination of madness, because to leave Honda then you had to be out of the pot. And a mixture of confidence. I did not think to win that first race.”
Valentino talks about pizza with mayonnaise: “It is made in Pesaro. I put it in all of them. It is in honor of the composer Rossini, who is from there” and he also has a special note for the Spanish MotoGP fans: “For me, it is always a It is a great pleasure to come to Spain because, in the end, many of the strongest opponents I have had are Spanish and the Spanish are very attached to their drivers, their teams, like the Italians. And even with that, in Spain they have always treated me great. When I land in Jerez, Barcelona … I always feel incredible support and warmth. And for that I want to thank all the Spanish fans. They make me feel like I’m racing at home. And that’s vital because for us, Spain is the number one country in the World Cup: Dorna’s organization is Spanish, many riders are Spanish and, furthermore, you race in Spain four times a year. Coming here and feeling at home is a great honor. “
He likes our country so much that he even has a house in Ibiza: “I went the first time and it fascinated me so much that I wanted to buy a residence there. I have had it for 20 years. With Ángel Nieto I had a lot of fun. He always endured more than us.”