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Valentino Rossi stamps out Suzuki speculation

30 July 2013

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.