Managing Director of Yamaha Moto Racing, Lin Jarvis representing the Tala Fork manufacturer expressed his hope that Valentino Rossi and the Petronas SRT Team could immediately reach an agreement. He wants Rossi to be a tandem Morbidelli in the team next season.
For information, the rider nicknamed The Doctor has certainly no longer become part of the Yamaha Monster Energy Team next season. His position has been taken over by a younger rider, Fabio Quartararo.
These facts make Rossi’s future a puzzle. Will he retire at the age of 42 or continue racing. What is clear is that so far no decision has been taken by an Italian rider.
If in the end want to keep racing on the Circuit, Yamaha claims to be ready to give a ride to the 41-year-old figure next season. It’s just not with the Yamaha Energy monser team anymore, but with the Yamaha SRT Petronas Team.
Jarvis then hopes that Rossi will soon decide, so that Yamaha can also help find the best solution before the first series of the season is rolled out.
“Vale must decide whether he wants to keep racing. After that, we will find a way to do it. This must be realized before he starts racing again, “Jarvis said as quoted by Corsedimoto.
Interestingly, Valentino Rossi and the SRT Petronas Team have so far not started any talks related to the potential for cooperation next season. Therefore, Jarvis wants both parties to immediately reach an agreement.
“This is the topic we are discussing at Yamaha, and I hope to reach an agreement with him in the near future. We have entered a phase where we have to see the future, “Jarvis said.
For information, the Yamaha SRT Petronas Team itself has their standards. The team is always full of talented young riders. While Rossi himself is 41 years old and is nearing retirement.
“The choice of their riders must go through the approval of Yamaha. But they have the team, they also have the money, so they have to be one voice in taking direction, “concluded the man from England.