Valentino rossi will continue in the team Yamaha, although this time it will not do it in the official team, if not in the satellite structure: Petronas. The Italian will face his 21st season in MotoGP with a very special person. Franco Morbidelli, pilot of the pilot academy that ‘Vale’ directs, will accompany his idol in the box.
In the last hours, Morbidelli did an interview with the Italian newspaper ‘Corriere della Sera’ and recalled the worst moment of his life. The Italian assured that Valentino accompanied him in 2013 after the death of his father and made him an emotional thank you in which you could see the most human side of the multi-champion.
Morbidelli commented that Rossi’s accompaniment goes beyond the sports field and is closer to a family bond. «For me Rossi is more of a guy. He is the person I most admire and to whom I owe so much. After my father died, he locked me in a room and said, “If you need me, I’m here.” He taught me, he helped me, he inspired me ”, said ‘Morbido’.
In addition, Morbidelli assured that the sport was very important to get ahead. “Maybe Rossi and Carlo, my track coach, performed a fatherly role. Then there is Francesca, my girlfriend. We were together at school, she accompanies me with love and without fear. Women are stronger than us, ”he said with a laugh.
At the end of the interview, Morbidelli admitted that he does not always have a good relationship with Rossi, although he highlights the great friendship they have. «Rossi and I fight, he makes me angry when he surpasses me and he feels the same when I do it. What’s great is that we are such good friends that we don’t hide anything. The rivalry brings us closer. We are two personalities that are good together. Our union is much stronger than any antagonism, “he said.