MOTORCYCLING - Today is Loris Capirossi’s 39th birthday. The Italian motorcycling legend made a record 328 career Grand Prix starts winning 29 of those and reaching the podium on 99 occasions. He won a World Championship title in his first two seasons in the 125cc and later won the crown in the 250cc (1998). He never won the elusive 500cc/MotoGP title, but his legacy lives on nonetheless.
Shares birthday with: Muddy Waters, Marguerite Duras, Robert Downey, Jr.
MOTORCYCLING - Today, we celebrate the 33rd birthday of Valentino Rossi, one of the most successful motorcyclists of all time. “The Doctor” has won nine world championship titles in three different race classes, a feat topped only by Giacomo Agostini and Ángel Nieto. He joins Agostini as the only two riders that have won more than 100 Grands Prix. Click here to read Rossi’s profile on the Infostrada Sports Wall Of Fame.
Shares birthday with: Sonny Bono, Ice-T, John McEnroe