Valentino Rossi stands for EICMA appearance on the first day …

After more than two decades in the upper echelons of motorcycle racing, Valentino Rossi is now only two races away from bringing his spectacular career to an undoubtedly emotional swan song in Valencia.

After his last race on Italian soil with a run in the top ten in Misano, local fans who may have missed the chance to see The Doctor at home have finished their laps and will not be at the upcoming events in Portimao or Valencia his next month has an ideal opportunity to celebrate his successes.

Rossi and Yamaha have teamed up for a special appearance at EICMA in Milan on Thursday November 25th with an event called “One More Lap”.

On the weekend after his departure in Valencia, Rossi is invited to take a lap on the short race track inside the exhibition center to give the fans present the opportunity to offer a loving “Ciao” to one of the sport’s most successful superstars.

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Rossi will share anecdotes and stories about his tenure in MotoGP as arguably the most popular star. His unique and flamboyant driving style has earned him a legion of fans around the world, most of whom have remained loyal to him throughout his career, even if it has resulted in a number of fierce and bitter rivalries on the Forged route.

With his first world title in the premier class in 2001, Rossi dominated the early years of the MotoGP era, claiming a total of seven titles in 2001, 2002, 2003 (Honda), 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009 (Yamaha), 89 wins and 199 podiums at 370 starts.