With one race left there are still goals to aim for. If Rossi can finish on the podium he will equal a run of 22 consecutive top three finishes achieved by Giacomo Agostini in the 1967/8/9 season. If a Honda wins the race it will equal the all-time ‘most podium finishes per season’ record with 15 victories as achieved in 1997. Rossi is also odds-on favourite to bag a top of the range sports car by winning the Best Qualifier of the year award.
For the last race of the year Rossi will be riding a specially painted Honda RC211V and wearing leathers to match. Over the summer, title sponsor Repsol ran a competition with the Spanish motorcycle magazine, Motociclismo, in which readers were invited to create a paint scheme incorporating the famous Spanish companies logo in a flamboyant design.
Can't wait to see it!!