With his previous Ducati MotoGP
contract having now expired, Yamaha has released the first official 2013 photos of Valentino Rossi
back with the brand.
The arty shots - featuring both Rossi and reigning double MotoGP
champion Jorge Lorenzo
in corporate Yamaha colours - are provided along with a trailer video on the YamahaMotoGP.com
They include this shot of Rossi apparently recreating his Welkom 2004 celebration, after winning on his M1 debut.
The official 2013 Factory Yamaha MotoGP
race livery is yet to be unveiled.
Rossi won four of his seven MotoGP
titles with Yamaha and his most recent race win, at Malaysia in 2010.