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Rossi 'will not stop' racing

"Many are asking about Vale stopping races. This [is] absolutely [not] true" - Davide Brivio.
Valentino Rossi's manager Davide Brivio has firmly rejected suggestions that the seven time MotoGP champion might retire following the tragic death of Marco Simoncelli in Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang.

24-year-old Italian Simoncelli, a close friend of Rossi, was killed after falling on the second lap of the race and then sliding across in front of Colin Edwards and Rossi, who had no chance to avoid the Gresini Honda rider.

"Many are asking about Vale stopping races. This [is] absolutely [not] true and I'm sorry even that I have to explain it..." Brivio, team manager for Rossi during his Yamaha years, wrote on his Twitter page (@Davide_Brivio)

Rossi described Simoncelli as 'like a youngest brother' in a Twitter message of his own late last night, which has been the Ducati rider's only public comment since the accident.

Rossi is nearing the end of the first year of a two-year contract with Ducati.



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CANADIAN FAN - Unregistered

October 24, 2011 10:52 AM

Wife asks me why Val would keep putting his life on the line racing when he has no need to, he has won championships, enough money to last 1000 lifetimes. He could bow out and put this danger behind him. But racing his his passion, he knows as Sic knew that everytime you throw a leg over the bike it may be the last but they accept that risk. I'm not suprised he will keep racing but wouldn't think any less of him if he chose not to



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