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Yamaha: Valentino Rossi approached us

“Nobody knows how competitive Valentino will be from the start. Jorge has two more years under his belt and is very fast and consistent. Dani is riding superbly. Unfortunately Casey won't be there, but there are a lot of young fast riders.

“My opinion is that Valentino can definitely win races in the first season. Can he win a tenth grand prix championship? I don't know. Time will tell.”

Rossi won four of his seven premier-class titles and a symbolic 46 race wins for Yamaha.

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August 24, 2012 11:57 AM

I would imagine the last thing a sports superstar like Rossi with a huge fan base and millions in the bank would be crying to go back to Yamaha. He can go to WSB, WRC, practically anywhere. Rossi is the equivalent of Schumacher in F1. His record in modern motorcycle racing is unsurpassed. He has nothing to prove. Casey is, sadly, retiring which leaves Pedrosa and Lorenzo to grab the wins from now on. Rossi will still win races too, but in 2013, on a competative machine. People should have more respect for racers, especially when Rossi and Edwards were involved in that horrific accident with Marco Simoncelli(RIP). The fact Rossi and Edwards can even put their leg over a motorcycle after that traumatic accident speaks volumes of their bravery and determination to be racers. Which is why we all love and watch MotoGP, to see racing.

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