MotoGP 2022 will be the first season without the presence of Rossi, who has been in the premier class since 2000.
The 42-year-old man decided to retire at the end of 2021, because it was already difficult to compete with the younger generation of drivers.
However, Rossi admitted that it was very hard to leave the habit he had lived for more than two decades.
Moreover, The Doctor is an important figure for MotoGP, and many things he will not do again after deciding to hang up his helmet.
Despite fielding a team in MotoGP starting this year, Valentino Rossi will not be directly involved in its management.
Therefore, Rossi mentioned three things that he will miss the most after he is no longer a professional racer.
“First of all, I will definitely miss riding a MotoGP bike. There is a great feeling when you ride a MotoGP bike on a race track,” said Rossi.
“Secondly, working with the team, especially my team, since Thursday. Striving to find the best suit to make us stronger and better.
“This includes working closely with the best engineers and chief mechanics, data analysis, and everyone else involved.
“Last, but not least, I will miss the feeling that only exists on Sunday mornings. Two hours before the race, you usually have a bad feeling. More of a feeling of fear.
“You only think that at 2pm the race will start. I think all of these things will be very hard to forget or replace.”
Apart from the world of racing, Valentino Rossi will also miss his life as an athlete who is synonymous with discipline.
“I will also miss the life of an athlete very much. Where I have to get up early in the morning and train for one goal, which is to try to win. That’s something I really like,” he said.
The owner of that VR46 team will remain in the world motorsport by participating in several car racing events.
Unfortunately, the man from Tavullia had to miss the Gulf 12 Hours after being confirmed positive for Covid-19, and had to undergo quarantine.
However, Rossi still has other plans to keep himself busy this year.
Valentino Rossi, WRT Audi R8 GT3 LMS
Photo by: Ferdi Kräling Motorsport-Bild GmbH