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MotoGP, Rossi remembers the title in the 500: "Legendary bike and what a battle it was with Biaggi!"

"I was one of the most important moments of my career. The battle with Max started at the first race and continued for the entire season.”

MotoGP: Rossi remembers the title in the 500: "Legendary bike and what a battle it was with Biaggi!"

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Valentino Rossi has celebrated many victories over the course of his career, but some have remained in his heart and mind more than any other. One is certainly the title in the 500 in 2001, the last year of the 2-stroke premier class before being replaced by the MotoGP.

"I remember it very well. It was one of the high points of my career,” the Doctor told motogp.com. “It was the last year of the 500 2-stroke. Legendary bikes for all riders, and I was in a fantastic moment in my life. I was twenty-two, I was fast, and I had lots of fun."

There's also another reason that title was so special to him: his rival.

"I remember it well, especially because there was a tough fight with Max Biaggi, one of my biggest rivals. It started in the first race and continued throughout the season,” Valentino continued. “I started the season well with three victories in a row, but in the middle, Biaggi recovered many points. The crucial race was in Brno, after the summer break. On that track, Max had always been fast. In the end, I managed to win, and he fell. From then on, it was easier."

 

Translated by Leila Myftija

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