20 World Championship seasons, nine world titles, 330 races disputed, 112 victories, 211 podiums, 61 pole positions, 5,418 points on the board. The bald stats alone would be sufficient to define Valentino Rossi as a Campionissimo, but there is so much more to the man. He is a great Italian, for better or worse, a provincial boy made good who has flown the flag for motorcycling in every corner of the globe. The Doctor, the rider who took Yamaha to triumphant victory after a long lean period and the man who challenged Honda and its men. This book focuses on the human and competitive side of a rider who, at the end of the most hotly disputed and acrimonious season in the history of MotoGP was the true winner, the moral champion. The text is accompanied by hundreds of spectacular images from some of MotoGP’s most renowned photographers.