2002 saw Rossi racing on the Honda RCV211V. The 2002 season was also notable as it marked the first year that the 500cc Class changed to the MotoGP class.
Videos of Valentino Rossi’s 2004 MotoGP Season:
Suzuka MotoGP 2002:
The Suzuka MotoGP was the first race for the newly formed MotoGP class. The conditions were terrible with heavy rain causing chaos on the track, but Rossi managed to ride around the less than optimal track conditions to claim his first victory of the 2002 MotoGP season.