It was a very busy week for the environment of Valentino rossi. The global motorcycling idol was rained with questions about what he will do next year of his sports career. In the last week it was rumored that the Italian would leave the professional activity, leaving place for Andrea Dovizioso. However, this Thursday, Rossi was in charge of confirming that it will be from the 2021 season for him.
At the press conference prior to the Misano Grand Prix, to be held this weekend, Valentino Rossi confirmed that next year he will race with the Yamaha Petronas team. However, he commented that the negotiations are stalled and that he must wait for official confirmation. In addition, he was encouraged to comment on Formula 1, which runs this Sunday at Mugello, his favorite circuit.
Finally, after a week of uncertainty, Rossi confirmed his continuity. The Italian was forceful and even bothered by the rumor installed by the press. “If you write Valentino Rossi retires, many people, many fans, will click to read it, it is for that reason that these things are written because it is more morbid, there is no other reason,” Rossi shot.
«The situation has not changed, I have tried to explain it many times that I will also race next year, but it is more interesting that I retire, I don’t think they really want me to retire, I think. It is not true that I am going to retire, the situation is that like 2-3 weeks ago, we will take our time, we are not in a hurry, there is something to fix and we are close to signing. It is not true that I am going to retire. I’ll race with 99% Petronas and it is not 100% because it is not signed, perhaps in Barcelona we can make the announcement, “he confirmed.
Jealous for Formula 1 at Mugello?
This weekend the Mugello circuit, a MotoGP regular, will host the race for the first time. Formula 1. However, in a humorous tone, Rossi was jealous of the arrival of the category in the Tuscan region. «I am very jealous because we are not going this year and for me and for many it is one of the best circuits in the world with motorcycles and cars. Twice I tried there with Ferrari, and it was incredible, I’m curious and I’m going to follow him ”, he commented.