The rider of the Petronas Yamaha SRT team, Franco Morbidelli, looks so enthusiastic about meeting his own mentor, Valentino Rossi in this 2021 season. Even though he is sure of the chance to win, Morbidelli believes this season will be more relaxed because of the presence of The Doctor.
For information, Franco Morbidelli has actually known Rossi since he was 13 years old. In fact, when the VR46 academy was released in 2013, Morbidelli was the first member to be trained by The Doctor.
That said, the relationship between Morbidelli and Rossi is like a brother, considering they meet almost every day for physical training and motorbikes together.
It is for this reason that Morbidelli is both enthusiastic and curious to meet his own mentor in the Petronas Yamaha SRT team.
“Our team will be filled with two people from the same area, very interesting for many reasons. Vale and I have said for a long time that this would be good,” said the 2017 Moto2 world champion.
Although of course the target is still to become world champion, Morbidelli believes that Rossi’s presence in his team will make the atmosphere more relaxed and more relaxed.
“Now that everything is official, we will go straight to our destination. I don’t know how it feels to be a Vale tandem later.”
“Obviously the atmosphere will be different, more relaxed. With Fabio even our atmosphere is not tense and makes us nervous, but I think the situation will be more relaxed, “he said.
Actually, in the 2020 season campaign, Franco Morbidelli managed to achieve maximum results, where he finished as runner-up in the final standings.
Even so, this Italian man did not deny that last season was quite tough due to several factors. Hopefully, this season is going better than before.
“I hope this season runs normally, last year was really tough, not only because of the pandemic, but also because the schedule is very busy. Hopefully this pandemic will soon disappear and we can run a normal program.”
“Last season was really difficult and tough, so it’s very important for us to take a break after the end of the season,” he concluded.