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Rossi's colorful celebrations

By Ben Wyatt, CNN

(CNN) -- Valentino Rossi added to his phenomenal track record of accomplishments in motorcycle racing on Sunday, by winning his seventh premier class world championship in Malaysia.

In successfully defending his MotoGP title, the 30-year-old Italian underlined his legendary status within the sport and also had the opportunity to add to his colorful history of podium celebrations.

Rossi, who is famous for his larger-than-life character, has always revelled in his triumphs as CNN's collection of images from his career illustrates.