Location: Grand Prix of Malaysia, Sepang
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2005
Race position: 2nd
Valentino Rossi secured his 7th World Championship title with 4 races still left to go in the 2005 season by taking 2nd place in Malaysia.
During the race, Rossi tried to challenge for first position, but Loris Capirossi and Ducati had made some huge progress in the performance of his Desmosedici over the previous few races, and Capirossi proved to be unstoppable and took the race win in style.
Second place for Rossi was enough to make him untouchable on points and he claimed his 7th World Title. Rossi celebrated by having members of his fan club dress up as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with each of the dwarves representing each of the years that Rossi had won a world title (each dwarf wore a year on the front of their costumes representing each year).
Valentino was also presented with a celebratory helmet that featured a large black number seven on a white background, with each of the racing classes listed on the back of the helmet that Rossi had won a world title in.
Gallery of Valentino Rossi ‘7’ World Championship helmet: