Motorcycling-MotoGP to retire Rossi's number 46 at Mugello

FILE PHOTO: MotoGP - Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano, Italy - October 24, 2021 Petronas Yamaha SRT's Valentino Rossi reacts after the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini/File Photo

(Reuters) - MotoGP said on Saturday it will retire Italian great Valentino Rossi's number 46 from the championship at his home grand prix in Tuscany in two weeks' time.

Rossi won nine world titles, including seven in the top tier, registering 115 race wins and 235 podium finishes in total before he called time on his career last year after a quarter of a century in grand prix racing.

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