Hoping for a fitting farewell to 250cc

Hoping for a fitting farewell to 250cc

As Valentino Rossi clinches a remarkable ninth world championship, Toby Moody hopes he might be persuaded to help commemorate the end of the 250cc era in the season finale at Valencia

Valentino Rossi has won his seventh world championship in the big class. 500cc V4 Honda, 990cc V5 Honda, 990cc straight four Yamaha, and 800cc straight four Yamaha are the big bikes he's mastered en route to laying seven of the 'eggs' used in his trackside celebrations in Sepang at the weekend.

One of his better celebrations? Probably not, but some amusement for his mates from the local cafe who lark about with him, laughing their heads off at the rest of the world and most of the MotoGP paddock who might walk around moaning and naval gazing. Not the gang from Tavullia, though. Oh no!

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