Ducati test racer Michele Pirro has revealed that Valentino Rossi, who ended his career as a MotoGP racer on Sunday, accepted his invitation to test Ducati’s MotoGP motorcycle. “It was a great privilege to share the track with the greatest racer of all time,” Pirro said. "I asked him to take a few laps at this year's Ducati DesmosediciGP, as he was still there when I joined the team and I know what all he experienced, and he accepted my invitation." Rossi transferred to Ducati in 2011, but returned to Yamaha at the end of the 2012 season after a lot of trouble. Pirro wants the 42-year-old veteran to personally taste Ducati’s progress in recent years. For Rossi, the "test" will also be welcome because in 2022, his VR46 team will compete in MotoGP with Ducati motorcycles. That's how it will be
MotoGP racer Valentino Rossi's career is coming to an end. The 2021 season will end in 10 days, and with it the almost three-decade-long career of the Italian, who was already preparing for the next period in Misano yesterday. “Two races in a row follow, so ten days,” Rossi said. "Imagine 10 days compared to 26 years! For me it will be a very emotional moment, but I would like to stay focused so that I get the best results possible by the end of the season. For me this is very important as the race in Misano was not bad, I don't want to but to think about what will happen on Monday, after the race in Valencia.I am still a racer and I still want to do my best while also enjoying the other two races.In April I was pretty fast at this racetrack and drove among the top ten but I unfortunately fell.
Valentino Rossi wants to continue his good form from his hometown Misano this weekend, at the MotoGP race for the Portuguese Grand Prix, where he was again in the top ten for the first time in four races. The nine-time world champion is aware that he has a difficult task ahead of him to reach the goal, as the Algarve track in Portimao is not the best for him. The 42-year-old Italian has recorded one twelfth place and one resignation in the last two races here. “The track in Portimao is difficult and has some special features that other tracks don’t have,” Rossi said before the race. "The first of this year's two races here was not bad, as I was able to break through the top ten, but unfortunately I fell before the finish line. This weekend I want to drive a good race and break into the forefront. I already had a good feeling here, especially and d
Legendary motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi, who will end his racing career at the end of this season, has announced the happy news that he will soon become a dad. His partner Francesca is pregnant, and the happy couple is expecting a baby girl, according to the Doctor. Congratulations from us too! https://twitter.com/ValeYellow46/status/1428022599775309829
According to several sources, the Petronas SRT and Yamaha teams have already contacted candidates to replace Valentino Rossi in the 2022 season. , who has a contract with the Petronas SRT team until the end of 2022, will get his hands on a Yamaha factory motorcycle, which currently belongs to Rossi, of course, provided that he decides to stay in the team, as the clause in the contract allows him to terminate it if receives an offer from one of the factory teams. Rossi, on the other side of the garage, has to meet certain benchmarks in terms of results by mid-season if he wants to start negotiations to extend his contract to next season. But nine-time world champion j
Valentino Rossi started the race for the Spanish Grand Prix in 17th place and finished it there as well, as he had a lot of grip problems. The racer of the Petronas SRT team wanted to win at least one point, which, according to him, was an impossible task in Jerez. “The race was tough because I wasn’t fast enough,” he said. "I had a lot of grip problems, so my pace in the race was no better than in free practice. In the first laps I had problems with braking, which later improved a bit and I was hoping to be able to score a few points. But that was not possible today. " Rossi still doesn't have a contract for next season, but whether he will get an offer depends on his results in the race. These aren’t too dazzling this season, which the nine-time world is also aware of
It has been 46 months since Valentino Rossi's last victory in the MotoGP race, but the Italian is not yet thinking about the end of his career. Despite the lack of top results in recent seasons, he does not regret his decision to continue racing, as he still enjoys racing. “My reasons are quite simple and I find it strange that some don’t understand,” he said in an interview for Italian colleagues at the Gazzetta dello Sport. "I love that feeling, that adrenaline rush when I win, I get on the podium, or I just drive a good race. That feeling then accompanies me for a few days and I really enjoy it. I realize I'm going to be run over by time, just like everyone else, but I will do my best to make it happen as late as possible. That is the only reason I still race, "explained the veteran, who is racing in the World Championships for the 26th season in a row this year.
After finishing 17th in qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix, which he described as a poor result, Valentino Rossi admitted that he was worried about his form before the race compared to other Yamaha racers. The Italian finished qualifying for the Doha Grand Prix in the penultimate 21st place, which was his worst achievement in the fight for starting places in his career. Before coming to Europe, the nine-time world champion hoped his form would improve and although the Algarve racetrack proved not very successful for Yamaha last year, with the exception of Franco Morbidelli, he hoped for a better result on Saturday in Portimao. But racer Petronas Yamaha dropped out in the first part, and his lap was 1.1 seconds slower than the lap of Fabio Quartararo, who won the best starting position on the same motorcycle. Because of fo
Before the start of the European part of the MotoGP season, Valentino Rossi admitted that he does not know if he will be able to find better form than he showed in two races in Qatar. The MotoGP caravan is moving to Portugal next weekend, where the third race of the season will take place, and Rossi will be looking for better results. In Qatar, he finished twelfth in the first race after finishing fourth, and second in the sixteenth and without points. Both races were won by factory Yamaha racers Maverick Vinales and Fabio Quartararo, who swapped seats with the Italian at the Petronas SRT team. For Rossi, the next races will be crucial, as the continuation of his racing career will depend on them. However, a new contract will only be possible if he manages to achieve similar results as Vinales and Quartararo, who race on one
Valentino Rossi said after two Friday training sessions for the Doha Grand Prix that his rhythm is better than a week ago, but that it is not good enough as he failed to rank in the top ten, making him very likely to land in the first qualifying group. Although the training sessions took place on the same racetrack as last week, racer Petronas Yamaha did not find the right speed and set the fourteenth time. While he swung to fourth place in qualifying last Saturday, due to problems with the grip of the rear tire, this will probably not be possible this time, as most racers have set better lap times. Rossi was 0.238 seconds slower than his own, and he was almost one second behind the fastest Jack Miller. “Last week I was faster, especially in the second workout where s