Valentino Rossi’s maiden season in the 125cc class on the Aprilia RS125 was notable for his raw talent, as well as a few crashes. Rossi finished the season in 9th place. Rossi’s 1996 season would be a crucial learning season for him and he would go on to tighten up his riding style and dominate the 125cc Class in the following year.
Videos of Valentino Rossi’s 125 cc 1996 Season
Assen was the 7th race in the 1996 season and one that saw Rossi start the race from 8th on the grid. Rossi demonstrated some spectacular racing during the race and was producing some confident overtaking, until he crashed out of the race. Assen was one of the 5 races hat Rossi failed to finish in 1996.