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MotoGP Valencia: Rossi: Next year will be another story

“Next year will be another story. I will try as always and after I will decide [about racing in 2017]” - Valentino Rossi.
Valentino Rossi insists the allegations and acrimony surrounding the conclusion of the 2015 MotoGP season won't affect him during next year's campaign.

The Italian is adamant that Marc Marquez helped Jorge Lorenzo during the final three rounds, including Sunday's Valencia season finale, where Lorenzo snatched the title from Rossi by five points.

The nine time world champion will remain at Yamaha alongside Lorenzo next season, when MotoGP enters a new era of Michelin tyres and a control ECU system. That will officially begin on Tuesday, with the start of a post-season test at Valencia.

“Now this story [controversy] is very 'hot', but sincerely for next season other things will be important, especially the motivation to try another time,” Rossi said. “I'm not very worried about next year. I mean, this story doesn't change my plan. I have already signed the contract with Yamaha, when I signed it was because I plan to race minimum two seasons and I think that this year I was competitive. I did a good job. So I can try to continue next year.”

Already the oldest rider on the grid, Rossi will be 37 by the start of the next world championship.

“Between 36 and 37 is not a big difference I think. So next year I can go more-or-less the same, but it will depend very much on the motivation and especially the match of the Yamaha with the Michelin tyres. But sincerely next year will be another story. I will try as always and after I will decide [about racing in 2017].”

Rossi admits there have been some teething troubles - most notably a series of front-end falls - due to the different characteristics of the Michelin tyres relative to the Bridgestone rubber.

“The the first test with Michelin give us some worry. Because looks like our bike is not well balanced for those tyres. But I think and I hope it will just be a question of time to set the bike and make the Michelins work on the M1.”

2015 marks the second time that Rossi has lost a MotoGP title at the final round.


Tagged as: Yamaha , Valentino Rossi

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lux

November 09, 2015 11:29 AM

Sometimes we forget this guy was fighting so ferociously and was an hair close to an historical title as the OLDEST dude in the grid. And heaviest than all the main competitors who are IN THEIR PRIME. Respect to the biggest legend of MotoGP please.



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