My wife and I were stationed in Italy '95 to '98. Rossi was like what, 15 then?
I bought a satellite dish early on and I believe he was just coming off the 125's and on to the 250's. Moto GP was a great break from AFN.
He would mix it up pretty good with Max Biaggi. More often than not, one of those two would walk away from the pack and the battles would be further back. But occasionally, they'd go head to head and man, that was racing!
The British commentators were a gas to listen to as well!
I plan to die young, as late as possible.