After spending a quarter of a century racing motorcycles, Valentino Rossi has finally decided to call it quits. The 42-year-old, who is currently racing with Petronas Yamaha SRT, will bring down the curtain of an illustrious career at the end of the season.
The nine-time world champion broke the news ahead of the Styrian Grand Prix. “I have decided to stop at the end of the season,” expressed Rossi at a press conference in Austria. “Unfortunately, this will be my last half-season as a MotoGP rider.”