Yamaha Monster Energy Team rider, Valentino Rossi never reached an agreement with the Yamaha SRT Petronas Team for next season’s campaign. Interestingly, The Doctor claimed not to worry about that because his heart had chosen.
Valentino Rossi is certainly no longer a tandem Maverick Vinales in the Manufacturing team in the campaign next season. Yamaha has appointed Fabio Quartararo as the successor to The Doctor.
It’s just that, 41-year-old Rossi still fails to retire and wants to race at least another year. If the factory has moved, then Rossi has only one goal, none other than the place left by Fabio Quartararo, the Yamaha SRT Petronas Team.
This rumor has been widely discussed, it’s just that in fact there is no agreement between Rossi and Petronas SRT.
But when talking about it, The Doctor confirmed that he was 99 percent going to join the Malaysian team. At present all that’s left is to complete a few details.
“In fact, I have to make a decision without a race. I haven’t signed a contract, but my heart has decided. I want to race at least another year: 99% I will start MotoGP 2021 with Petronas,” said the nine-time world champion from Italy.
To complete his move, Rossi plans to continue talking to a number of relevant parties including Lin Jarvis as the YMR Director Manager, and Razlan Razali as the SRT Team Principal.
“I talked a lot with Lin as well as Razlan and Johan (Stigefelt, Director of the SRT Team). We just have to confirm the last few details, especially the crew members who will come with me. David will come, but others we still have to see later, “lid Rossi.
Before this, Rossi had planned to evaluate his performance in the first five series of the season to then make a decision whether he would continue racing next season or hang a helmet.
Now, after the victory at the Jerez Circuit last week, The Doctor seems determined to continue his career on the track with the SRT Petronas Team next season.