MotoGP veteran rider, Valentino Rossi, opens the opportunity to hang up his helmet. Retire at the end of the 2021 season, but there are a number of things that will make him make up his mind later, what are they?
The Doctor is still active, he is still under a one-year contract with Yamaha and will defend the Satellite team, Petronas SRT in this season’s campaign.
However, not a few suggested that Rossi should hang up his helmet or just retire, because it seems that it will not be easy to pursue the 10th world title for the aging legend.
Rossi himself admits that he could retire at the end of the 2021 season, but there are several things he evaluates first in the first half.
If there is no podium or victory, then the man from Tauville, Italy will hang his helmet or retire.
“Saya akan putuskan pada jeda musim panas. Jadi, pada pertengahan musim nanti. Saya ingin menjalani paruh pertama musim ini dulu, dan keputusan akan saya ambil berdasar hasil balap.”
“If I am strong and can fight for the podium and victory, I can continue for another year. If not, then I will not continue, “said Rossi.
In fact, Rossi has never won since 2017, while his last podium was won at last season’s GP in the Andalusian series.
“This is not an easy decision, but obviously everything really depends on the result. If I can be competitive, if I can fight for the podium, can fight for the victory, I can race another season. This is my idea,” he continued.
However, Rossi admitted that so far he had not discussed this matter with Yamaha. However, The Doctor realizes that his life will be different after hanging his helmet.
“But yes, my life will change drastically when I retire, but I’m not too worried. I know I have a long career and I’m happy.”