Franco Morbidelli has the chance to be Valentino Rossi’s last tandem, because it is likely that the legendary Italian rider will not continue racing in the 2022 season. However, the 25-year-old rider hopes not to be the case.
It is said that Franco Morbidelli is a rider who will be defended by the Petronas Yamaha SRT Team next season. If indeed it finally survives with the Satellite team then the big opportunity is concerned to bertandem with Rossi next season.
Because, The Doctor who plans to keep racing next season, has the opportunity to join the Yamaha SRT Petronas Team. Obviously it will be interesting to watch the tandem between the two riders next season, the article Rossi is mentor Franco Morbidelli.
On the one hand, it is also likely that the upcoming 2021 season will be his last season as a MotoGP rider. Naturally, Rossi is now 41 years old, while next year he is 42 years old.
In other words, Morbidelli could be his last tandem on the racetrack, but the 25-year-old rider hopes it’s not like that. He does not want his idol and mentor to retire at the end of the upcoming 2021 season.
“I do not want to be the last tandem. I am sure the retirement day will come, and I am sure it will also be a somber day for the racing world, ”
“But that is life. Vale has chosen the path, and he is still moving forward. But when he stops, personally I will be very sad. I always see it racing, and that’s where it is, “said the 2017 Moto2 world champion.
Morbidelli felt he was used to seeing Rossi on the track, especially as they often practiced together. Therefore, it would be very strange to see the eight-time world champion not on the racing circuit.
“Every time we meet in a race at The Ranch or MotoGP, we always give our best. We always want to beat each other in any way. That’s the beautiful thing in friendship, especially when combined with sports, “said Morbidelli.
Rossi himself still has to play this season’s campaign with the Yamaha Monster Energy Team along with Maverick Vinales.