Motorcycle racing is one of the most popular sports in the world, attracting thousands of audiences. There are a lot of famous motorcycle racers worldwide, of which Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi are considered as the best ones.
Jorge Lorenzo is one of the most professional motorcycle road racers in the world. The Spanish racer was born in Palma, on the Balearic island of Mallorca on May 4, 1987.
At the age of three, Mr. Lorenzo rode a motorbike for the first time. When he was eight years old, he started joining mini cross races and won the first race in Mallorca. He began participating in the national competitions in 1997 and won the Aprilia 50cc Cup in 1998.
During his career, Jorge Lorenzo won the MotoGP World Championship for three times in 2010, 2012, and 2015. He also was the winner of the 2006 and 2007 250cc World Championships.
Valentino Rossi, a well-known Italian motorcycle racer, was born on February 16, 1979. His father was Graziano Rossi, who was also a famous motor racer.
Mr. Rossi was allowed to ride a kart instead of a bike due to safety concerns. At the age of five, he started riding a 100cc motor for more speed. In 1990, Mr. Rossi won the local kart championship.
He had become an expert in minibike riding and won many awards by the end of 1991. He came fifth in the national kart championships at Parma.
In 2005, Valentino Rossi won his seventh World Championship and fifth consecutive MotoGP Championship.
In that year, he achieved a place among top five riders in the history and motorcycle racing to win the premier-class title five times.
As of 2013, Valentino Rossi won 106 races, including 80 500cc/MotoGP championships.