Valentino Rossi won’t ditch famous number 46

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Valentino Rossi has confirmed he will again shun the chance to run the number one plate in MotoGP next season, instead keeping his famous number 46.

The Italian has never carried the number one plate following any of his previous MotoGP world championship wins, always preferring to stick with the number 46 used by his father Graziano.

Next year will be no exception, though as he has done in the past, the eight-times world champion will carry a number one on the back of his Dainese leathers.
Rossi said: “I will definitely keep 46 because it is my number and everyone knows it.

Sometimes I am a bit sad because number one is also a great number, but I always ride with 46 and I want to continue. I will have the number 1 on my back as in the past.”

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt