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PostSubject: 1998 250cc class   Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:53 am



After winning the 125c World Championship in 1997, Valentino Rossi moved up to the 250cc Class and made an immediate impact on the Aprilia RSV250.

Rossi has stated in the past that he often holds the 1998 250cc season to be one of his toughest seasons as he was rapidly becoming a celebrity and felt under pressure from Aprilia (who were a team with a formidable record) to perform on a bike that he was still trying to learn. Despite this, Rossi finished in second place in the championship, only a mere 3 points behind the 250cc World Champion of that year, Loris Capirossi.




Location: Gran Premio Cirio “Citta di Imola”, Imola

Date: Sunday, 6th September, 1998

Race position: 1st

Rossi managed to take the 250cc win at Imola in 1998 with Loris Capirossi coming in second and Stefano Perugini taking third place.

The race at Imola in 1998 also marked the first special livery that Valentino Rossi would race in . The bike was decked out in a Tricolore design with the helemt matching the green, white and red colour scheme. The Drudi designed helmet was a simple but effective design that was a variation of Rossi’s main Sun and Moon helmet design, except it was decked out in Italian colours. Rossi had also dyed his hair red, white and green for the occasion.
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