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Rossi rubbishes retirement speculation

Valentino Rossi says he will not be retiring from competition in the wake of the accident that claimed the life of Marco Simoncelli.
Valentino Rossi has rubbished suggestions that he will quit racing in the wake of Marco Simoncelli's tragic death during the Malaysian Grand Prix.

A close friend of Simoncelli's, Rossi was unavoidably involved in the incident that killed the Italian, sparking speculation that he would consider walking away from the sport.

However, following Davide Brivio's declaration that Rossi will not retire, the man himself, speaking briefly to reporters on his return to Italy, quashed rumours that he will not race again.

“Quit? I do not know who said it, but it wasn't me … Maybe it was to sell more newspapers.

“Marco was great. We shared so many memories, we used to meet almost every day, we'd train together and we'd race against each with any type of machine that had an engine.”

The final round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship season will take place at Valencia on November 6th.

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gp fan - Unregistered

October 25, 2011 10:39 AM

Rossi comes across as a joker but he's as tough as they come. Great news, no one would have blamed him for walking away from the sport. What was that idiotic comment from Parrish the other day about rossi being 'too old and too rich'? Suck my balls Steve.

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