Bombshell: Valentino Rossi announces his retirement?

Valentino Rossi.

In the last hours a strong rumor began to circulate, established by the German media Speedweek, with one of the least expected news in recent days. According to the portal, Valentino rossi, a nine-time motorcycling world champion, would retire from competition after 23 years in the highest category of motorcycling. The announcement would be made this Thursday at the press conference prior to the San Marino Grand Prix.

The possibility began to be considered after it was confirmed that the contract between Valentino rossi and Yamaha was getting cold. Other affirmations of the portal is that Andrea Dovizioso would arrive in his place, who will not renew his contract with Ducati for next year. However, ‘Dovi’ confirmed that in case of not finding a winning project within Moto GP, it will not continue in 2021.

According to the German portal, there are two reasons that would have led him to precipitate the decision to leave the category. The first one is that he is not comfortable with the Yamaha. The Italian does not find the power he was looking for at the beginning of the season. In addition, in some cases, such as Maverick Viñales, it becomes dangerous to get on a motorcycle that does not generate any type of safety.

Another would be the arrival of Michelin tires. “Il Dottore” does not get used to the new compounds of the French brand, which arrived at Moto GP this year. The Italian media have already begun to treat the news with caution, although they have not yet confirmed or denied anything. According to sources from the Yamaha team, they assured that the arrival of Andrea Dovizioso next year is not in their plans.

The negotiation of Valentino Rossi with Yamaha

In recent days, Lin Jarvis, team leader Yamaha assured that Valentino rossi He will not have a contract with the Petronas team, although with the Japanese brand. However, from the team they maintain that in 2021, Rossi will race for the satellite team, sharing a team with Franco Morbidelli, since Fabio Quartararo would take his place in the main team.

The 41-year-old Italian is enjoying his last years in the category. Source: Moto GP

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