THE DOCTOR CHECKS OUT
evo India|August 2021
As Rossi decides to hang up his boots after 26 seasons, we take a look back at his journey through MotoGP
 AKAASH BHADRA

ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO an end. After 26 seasons and nine world titles in premiere class racing, the thought of watching a MotoGP race without The Doctor in it is an uncomfortable one. But at the end of this season, that is exactly what is going to happen. Valentino Rossi has announced that he will be retiring from MotoGP at the end of the season. Rossi is nothing short of a god, a charismatic hero that brought attention to the world of motorcycle racing like no one before him. But where did the legend of Rossi start?

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