In 1999 Valentino Rossi was racing the Aprilia RSW250 motorcycle and took the 250cc World Championship after winning a total of 8 races during the course of the season – in the previous year, Rossi finished in second place (failing to finish 5 of the season’s races).
We’ve collected together videos of Rossi’s 1999 250cc Grand Prix season below.
Valentino Rossi World Champion 250 cc 1999
Valentino Rossi Toilet Celebration: Jerez 1999
In the 1999 Jerez race, Rossi cemented his reputation as an entertainer by celebrating his victory by stopping his bike on the warm down lap and pretending to rush to the portable toilet at trackside.