This week it was confirmed that Valentino rossi will have a team for the 2022 season of MotoGP. However, this will be as manager, since the VR46 will arrive at the paddock. With the sponsorship of the Saudi oil company AramcoRossi will have his personal best on the starting grid. However, the chance that Valentino himself would be the official driver of his team was considered: «It is hard but not impossible“, he claimed.
In an interview published by the Spanish medium motosan.es, Valentino made it clear that the chance to stop racing at the end of the season is not on his mind. However, he made it clear that he sees the possibility of being a driver for his own team difficult. On the other hand, he also showed his happiness at being able to have his name in a top-flight team.
Your team in MotoGP
«It is a circle that closes. We started about 10 years ago helping my brother, Andrea Migno already Franco Morbidelli. Coming to MotoGP is a great satisfaction, something good for us and also for MotoGP and motorcycling in general. I think ours is a good project, in recent years we have helped many riders and we continue to do so together with the Italian Federation«Commented the Italian.
Continue in 2022
Jokingly, Rossi highlighted his role as manager and made it clear that he will have a priority to get a seat. “If I still want to race, I could have a bike, I’m the boss,” said Vale. «The truth is that this team does not change much my decision to continue or not. As I have always said, it will depend on the results and my priority remains Petronas, “he added.
Despite this, he did not close the doors to the chance to retire in his own team, as he did. Giacomo Agostini in 1977. “At the moment, I would say that it is difficult for me to race in my team, but I am not 100% sure, things can change overnight. Let’s say it is difficult, but not impossible. First you have to see if we are competitive, that will make a difference, “he said.
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