MotoGP »

Ezpeleta says Rossi will win in 2013

"In 2013 we will see Rossi fight for the win" - Carmelo Ezpeleta.
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 Omnicorse.it, 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.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Guareschi and Rossi, British MotoGP 2012
Rossi at 2016 Monza Rally Show (Monster)
Smith crash, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Smith crash, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Smith crash, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Smith crash, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Smith, Redding, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Redding, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Iannone, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Aoyama, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Aoyama, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Aoyama, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Jorge Lorenzo, Mercedes AMG Petronas, Silverstone [Credit: Monster Energy]
Zarco, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Zarco, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Zarco, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Zarco, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Zarco, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


wjam - Unregistered

June 26, 2012 3:48 PM

Much as it's fine to see Rossi fighting for the win, it is unacceptably for the CEO of a promotional company to arrange the people they have at the front. This is no longer sport but a fully commercial decision with no sporting merit whatsoever. They need to sell the championship, not a rider. Rossi must make his own deals. I hope he gets to eat his words but I fear once he says this it is a done deal. I know it happens (Marquez seems to have a red carpet rolled out) but this is just blatant match fixing in effect. wjam

tv boy - Unregistered

June 26, 2012 4:12 PM

Wel said, Ezpeleta is dumbing down MotoGP (15,000 RPM limit next year, new construction Bridgestones that have to be babyed along to last the distance) all to slow the fast guys down so that the really really popular rider can win some races again. like i said befor its politics not racing. race fixing WAS banned i thought Casey is right where is the racing spirit gone



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.