Valentino rossi ends 2020 with a smile on his face. The Italian will leave behind the worst year of his sporting life. In the championship of MotoGP he finished in 15th place in the classifier. In addition, he missed three races after catching the coronavirus (COVID-19), ending a year for oblivion. However, 2021 has a better color according to their statements.
In the last hours, Valentino Rossi gave an interview to the German media ‘Speedweek’, in which he stressed that in 2021 he will face a new horizon. After more than fifteen years competing in official teams, Rossi will once again get on a motorcycle from a satellite brand. In this case, it will be the turn of Yamaha Petronas, along with Franco Morbidelli who was the runner-up last year.
‘Vale’ stressed that he hopes to have an improvement next year. «It will be a difficult challenge. We have to be prepared from the first race. I have to work a lot on myself. We have to improve in some areas. For example, in the classification that is so important now. As always, we will also push Yamaha and try to do a good job in winter so that we can improve in certain areas.
In addition, he added that the start with the podium in Jerez was no accident. “In recent years, also this one, we were strong at the beginning of the season. But after that we suffered compared to our rivals in the second half of the season. This is because they managed to do all the new things. It was not easy at the end of the season with Yamaha.
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To close, ‘Il Dottore’ assured that the problems at Yamaha are not new and left a request to the brand. “Until 2016 the bike was very competitive, it could win races and world titles. From that moment on, we had more difficulties. In my opinion, the other factories have improved. To be competitive, we would also have to improve as they did, “he said to close.
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