MotoGP » Yamaha explain Valentino Rossi’s return

“Valentino made the approach to express his interest to return to Yamaha. So the first point of contact came from Valentino's side to Yamaha”

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August 24, 2012 11:41 AM
Last Edited 1260 days ago

There's going to be a lot of BS spewed out regarding this move and who said what to who and who's doing what and why does he get preferential treatment and blah blah blah blah blah, but I for one am delighted he's back on a bike he can actually do well on. Yes, there's a bit of egg on his face, but I think the humility will do him good and motivate him a lot for next season. The only bad will be that he won't really push that Ducati to his limit for the rest of the season, which isn't great, but understandable.


August 24, 2012 11:52 AM

@ Fraud46 - I kind of agree, but I actually think that shows him in a good light, as money is obviously not everything to him. that's an easy thing to say when you've got millions in the bank, but he is obviously still ambitious and loves the sport.

(I probably shouldn't have used the word ambition in a pro vale rant)

vale - Unregistered

August 24, 2012 11:53 AM

well why do ppl think that rossi has to win for duc as a must..he has won enuf atleast more than anyone currently can compete..years before when he joined yamaha you guys said its for money , now when he say he is joining to have fun, u ppl are again unable to digest..whether he waste three more years these yung lads cannot over take him in history..and in case of casey..heheh he found him out of championship FOR PUSHING 100%..duc approaching furusawa is clear that they admit that its their fault and not the rider..


August 24, 2012 11:56 AM
Last Edited 1260 days ago

to be honest, rossi earns close to half his salary in endorsements.....

off the total 30 million per year at ducati...15-17 was ducati's contract amount and 13 was from endorsements...

so say he earns 2-4 million at yamaha, he still will be earning close to 20 million in the year which i think will still be more than lorenzo.....

Support MotoGP - Unregistered

August 24, 2012 11:57 AM

I would imagine the last thing a sports superstar like Rossi with a huge fan base and millions in the bank would be crying to go back to Yamaha. He can go to WSB, WRC, practically anywhere.

Rossi is the equivalent of Schumacher in F1. His record in modern motorcycle racing is unsurpassed. He has nothing to prove. Casey is, sadly, retiring which leaves Pedrosa and Lorenzo to grab the wins from now on. Rossi will still win races too, but in 2013, on a competative machine.

People should have more respect for racers, especially when Rossi and Edwards were involved in that horrific accident with Marco Simoncelli(RIP).

The fact Rossi and Edwards can even put their leg over a motorcycle after that traumatic accident speaks volumes of their bravery and determination to be racers. Which is why we all love and watch MotoGP, to see racing.

vale - Unregistered

August 24, 2012 11:57 AM

on a crap bike if rossi can come upto 1.2 sec close to the so called perfect machines of honda.,well then u gotta question about thier potential riding the honda..and rossi at the top in wet clearly shows that hes pushing and yeah TAKIG THE not to brake ankle..

THE FAN - Unregistered

August 24, 2012 11:57 AM

dont worry, one race like 2010 motegi and fireworks will start. Vale being vale will race like he alwayz does and Jorge being the No.1 rider wont like it, all this IF...he can be on the front row..:)

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