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MotoGP Misano: Rossi would welcome Burgess return with Miller

"For sure Jeremy could teach [Miller] a lot of secrets and a lot of tricks about MotoGP" - Valentino Rossi.
Valentino Rossi would welcome the return of his former crew chief Jerry Burgess to MotoGP next season.

Unconfirmed reports from Italy suggest the 61-year-old Australian - who won 13 titles as a crew chief for Rossi, Mick Doohan and Wayne Gardner - could be called up to work with teenage countryman Jack Miller.

The Moto3 title leader continues to be closely linked with a move straight to MotoGP with LCR Honda, while Burgess is theoretically available after Rossi decided to end their 14-year partnership at the end of last year.

“I read about this on Twitter I think,” Rossi said of the Burgess/Miller rumour. “I'm very happy if Jeremy comes back. He came to one race this year, we stayed together a bit. He is in a good shape.

“I don't know if it is true or not, but I think for me it would be a very good option [for Miller] to have Jeremy in his box. Because for sure Jeremy could teach him a lot of secrets and a lot of tricks about MotoGP.

“I'm happy if Jeremy comes back because like any good old friend, you are happy to see them again.”

Casey Stoner's former Ducati and Honda crew chief Christian Gabbarini, now working as a HRC Engineer, is another big name being linked with Miller for next year.

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September 11, 2014 6:00 PM

"What if anything does this have to do with Rossi...........He does not need Rossi's blessing" The press ask the riders questions and the riders answer them then we read about it. however tenuous the link, It's no surprise rossi has been asked his thoughts considering their history and nowhere in this article is it suggested he needs his blessing.


September 11, 2014 10:07 PM even his peers in moto3 call JM "the rider" fast is fast but I seriously want to see Crazy Joe and Pol on good Factory kit.... and for Lorenzo to retire and cry in a corner because his "corner speed" is worthless lol
Well his ''corner speed'' hasn't been that bad to him really...4 consecutive podiums finishing ahead of his team-mate. Your dream won't come true anytime soon..and I hope Lorenzo wins this weekend so you end up crying in a corner.

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