Valentino Rossi and Marco Simoncelli may be good friends off track but, now that they are both racing in MotoGP, Rossi won't be offering any advice.

"No no! When Marco signed for MotoGP, the tips are finished!" smiled Rossi.

"I think it's normal! I have a good relationship with him, we stay quite a lot together at home, we train in the same gym and together with the Motocross bike.

"I have a good relationship with him and I've seen him growing up to be a world champion, but now he's a rival, like the others," Rossi added.

Former 250cc world champion Simoncelli will ride for Gresini Honda during his first premier-class season, while reigning seven time MotoGP champion Rossi remains at Fiat Yamaha.

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