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Valentino Rossi stamps out Suzuki speculation

Valentino Rossi's Yamaha contract runs until the end of 2014, while Suzuki has delayed its MotoGP return until 2015.

Suzuki's team manager is Davide Brivio - a former team boss for Rossi at Yamaha, who also acts as a personal manager for The Doctor.

Those ingredients were enough to spawn 'Rossi to Suzuki' rumours, but the seven time MotoGP champion - back at Yamaha after two winless seasons at Ducati - appears to have quashed such speculation.

During an interview with German publication Speedweek, Rossi dismisses a Suzuki move, adding: "This is my team and the M1 is my motorcycle. As long as I can fight for podiums and victories, I will continue with Yamaha."

Rossi - who won three MotoGP titles for Honda before switching to Yamaha in 2004 - took his first race win since 2010 at June's Assen round.

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July 30, 2013 2:53 PM

I would really love to see him get back to proper full contention next season.People say he is too old and washed up.I just cant go with that. The 2 years at Ducati knocked the stuffing out of him yes,but he is starting to get there now.He is far from finished as some will have it. He still has a few years left in him yet although it isnt going to get any easier with the likes of young Marquez on the scene.As you say,lets see how he fairs in the second half of the season.Another victory is what he needs to prove that Assen was no fluke.It will bolster his confidence no end to know that he still has what it takes to win.I wish him luck.


July 30, 2013 3:11 PM
Last Edited 188 days ago

yep, whatever happens, I'll cheer him on 'til he retires. and yeah, he's human. a poor 2 years, a broken leg, a busted shoulder and the tragedy with marco (rip) will have taken its toll, but you gotta give credit to him still another win or 2, and he might just get the confidence to push for those couple of tenths a lap he's missing. its not much!

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