Rossi completes lap of the world

Valentino Rossi completed a lap of the world at MotoGP's Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.

Italian rider and MotoGP star Valentino Rossi   -  Getty Images

MotoGP star Valentino Rossi reached an impressive milestone on Sunday as he completed the equivelant of a lap of the world.

Across 23 seasons in grand prix motorcycle racing, the legendary rider has won nine world championships, claimed 115 race victories and graced the podium on 228 occasions.

And on the 15th lap of Sunday's race in Jerez, Rossi completed his 40,075th kilometre - enough to travel the circumference of the planet.

The Movistar Yamaha man could not mark the occasion with a win, however, as Marc Marquez collected his second victory of the season.