Rossi's London Show Bikes: 2009 FIAT YAMAHA YZR-M1 800CC
For the first time ever, eight of Valentino Rossi’s most successful and priceless race bikes will be brought together in a special one-off tribute to the G.O.A.T
Over the next few days, we'll be going into detail on the bikes that will make their exclusive appearance at the London Motorcycle Show in February.
#7 - VALENTINO ROSSI’S 2009 FIAT YAMAHA YZR-M1 800CC
Valentino Rossi won a seventh MotoGP title and ninth in his illustrious career on the 2009 Yamaha YZR-M1.
Six wins though meant it was Rossi’s least successful in terms of victories in his career and when he crashed and restarted in France, it was the first time in 214 appearances that he had finished a GP outside of the points.
He also failed to win at Mugello for the first time since 2001 but his third place was his 65th podium for Yamaha, taking the record of triple 500cc champion Wayne Rainey as the most successful Yamaha racer in history.
One of his six wins came at Assen and his convincing victory over teammate Jorge Lorenzo ensured he became only the second rider in history behind Giacomo Agostini to reach the milestone of 100 GP victories.
One of Rossi’s best ever performances is produced on the 2009 YZR-M1 when he defeats Lorenzo with a daring final corner overtake to win in Catalunya.
A third place behind Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa in Sepang on October 25, 2009 clinches Rossi the world title.
This bike was the one Rossi raced to fourth place in Estoril and featured a special one-off livery celebrating title sponsor Fiat’s new Punto Evo model.
Tomorrow, the Ducati that marked a 250th GP milestone.