Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta is confident that MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi will be fighting for victory in 2013.

Rossi, a seven time MotoGP champion and winner of 79 races for Honda and Yamaha, has taken just two podiums since joining Ducati at the starting of 2011.

But in an interview with, Ezpeleta is quoted as saying:

"I am calm. Valentino next year will be riding a competitive bike, but I [can't] tell you what it is. It is still too early to talk about: in 2013 we will see Rossi fight for the win... again."

Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha), Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda) and Bradley Smith (Tech 3) are the only riders with a 2013 MotoGP contract already in place.


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