Valentino Rossi turns 31 today, 16th February 2010. The Fiat Yamaha rider has had an immensely successful career to date, winning many world championships, and who\'s counting how much races and becoming the most successful premier-class rider of all time. As he enters his 15th season in the world championship, his sixth with Yamaha, he is still the dominating force in the sport, having recaptured the title in typically exciting style last season.
Below is a collection of quotes from colleagues, fellow riders, family and a few of his more famous fans. Some are recollections of favourite moments with Valentino, whilst some are simply messages for him on the day he turns 30. All are different ways of saying â€˜Happy Birthday, Valentino!\'