World bombshell: Valentino Rossi retires from MotoGP in the middle of the year?

Valentino Rossi.

The paddock world of MotoGP it was shaken in the last hours. A strong rumor began to circulate indicating that Valentino rossi you could make the decision to withdraw from the activity, something that is expected. However, it would not do it at the end of the season, if not in August, after the mid-year holidays that the category usually takes.

Although nothing is confirmed, several portals began to spread the news that the Italian would have made the decision to withdraw from the activity. A few months ago, Rossi had confirmed his desire to continue in MotoGP, as long as the results are good. However, the last few races were a disaster for the Petronas team driver.

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In a very difficult season, Rossi did not add the expected points. After six tests, ‘Il Dottore’ added only 15 points, well below his teammate, Franco Morbidelli. ‘Morbido’ is tenth, with 48 units. This would be decisive in the decision made by the Italian. If he keeps his word, Valentino will not continue in MotoGP in 2022.

The medium confirmed that the relationship between Yamaha and Rossi is not the best. While the respect is mutual, Rossi’s decision to choose Ducati As a supplier for their new equipment (nothing signed, but it is a fact), the Japanese brand did not like it. This, and the poor results would accelerate the decision. Next weekend, in Germany, there will be another key date for Valentino


There is still nothing confirmed about Rossi’s future. However, various media confirmed that Petronas already started talking to some pilots. The objectives are several: Raul Fernandez from Moto2 (has a contract with KTM), Garrett gerloff Y Cal crutchlow (Yamaha testers) and there was even the possibility that Yamaha would steal from Andrea Dovizioso to Aprilia. The only thing confirmed so far is that Rossi has a contract until the end of the year, so we will have to wait for an announcement.

Source: Official Twitter Valentino Rossi

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