Dominant Italian MotoGP rider who became a 6-time World Champion in 2009.
He broke an international record by making 170 consecutive starts between 2000 and 2010.
He won two consecutive MotoGP titles before Jorge Lorenzo won the 2010 championship.
He won his first go-kart racing championship at age 11.
He had a relationship with Mandala Tayde in 2008.