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Video: Valentino Rossi Interview

"We are now starting from where we stopped in 2010. It's like the last two years never happened..." - Valentino Rossi.
A Yamaha generated interview with seven time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi, to coincide with Friday's unveiling of the team's 2013 race livery.

Rossi has not won a MotoGP race since the end of 2010, just before his switch to Ducati. He returns to Yamaha, alongside reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo, this year.

A video of the interview can be found below...

Has your comeback to Yamaha been 'just like music'?

Valentino Rossi:
Yes, my come back to Yamaha is a great story and a great bet, for me but also for Yamaha. After two seasons separate, we are back together to come back to the top.

How good does it feel to be back home in the Yamaha family?

Valentino Rossi:
It's a great feeling. I was a bit worried. More than worried, I did not know what to expect about the atmosphere in the team. At the end it was and still is great from every point of view. Yamaha is a family for me. I shared with them the best moments of my career and I always had great time, so I think it’s to be continued in the same way.

When you said goodbye to your M1 in 2010, you wrote her a letter stating you were in love. Are you going to write a new letter this time?

Valentino Rossi:
That letter was very funny. I think I do not have to write another letter, as we are now starting from where we stopped in 2010. It's like the last two years never happened...

Yamaha gave you your greatest satisfaction as rider when you won the first Championship with them in 2004. Do you feel like a child with candy again now?

Valentino Rossi:
A child with a candy is exactly my feeling now! Going on the M1 again was a great feeling for me and the first tests were pretty good. We are not yet ready but not so far from being ready for the first race.

Has the M1 changed a lot since you left Yamaha in 2010?

Valentino Rossi:
Yes, the M1 has changed a lot in the last two seasons and it was a great surprise in the first test. The basis is very similar to the bike I left in 2010 but I feel that the bike has improved a lot in every area and in all the circuit parts. Yamaha did a great job in the last two seasons. The new bike has a better stability, better grip, easier to ride, better electronic system. Furthermore, the 4-in line 1000cc engine has more advantages compared to the 800cc with whom we struggled for some time.

After some disappointments, does a champion still feel like a champion?

Valentino Rossi:

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Mike - Unregistered

March 22, 2013 6:23 PM

"it's like the past 2 years never happened"......except you've aged about 10 years matey! That's the ducati effect on his skin right there people!

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