quote:Yamaha Motor Racing has confirmed the signing of Valentino Rossi to ride for the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team for 2013 and 2014.
Valentino Rossi first joined Yamaha in 2004 and achieved four MotoGP World Champion titles with the Yamaha YZR-M1 in 2004 & 2005 and again in 2008 & 2009. He won 46 Grand Prix races with Yamaha over a 7-year period before leaving at the end of the 2010 MotoGP season.
Rossi, who is presently 8th in the Championship standings, will partner Jorge Lorenzo who currently leads the 2012 MotoGP World Championship by 23 points, having taken five victories from the first ten completed races of the 18 race series.
Lin Jarvis, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Racing
"This announcement is once again excellent news for Yamaha. In June we were able to sign Jorge Lorenzo for the 2013-14 campaign and now we are able to confirm Valentino Rossi for the next two years. In doing so we have been able to put together the strongest possible team to challenge for victories and to promote the Yamaha brand. We have run this ‘super team’ together in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and during that time we achieved the ‘triple crown’ titles with Rider, Manufacturer and Team World Championship victories for three consecutive years. The target for the future is obvious and we will do our utmost to achieve our goals. I have no doubt that with the experience, knowledge, skills and speed of these two great champion riders we will be able to challenge for many race wins and for the 2013 & 2014 World Championship titles. The signing of Valentino completes our future planning for the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team. Now that this is done we will put our 100% efforts into completing the job at hand and to supporting Ben Spies and Jorge Lorenzo in their search for race victories and for Jorge’s 2012 World Championship title challenge."
Nee, waarschijnlijk niet. Ook zal Rossi nu maar 3 miljoen per jaar verdienen in plaats van 17. Verder is hij natuurlijk duidelijk de nummer 2 rijder, in dienst van Lorenzo net als Spies nu.quote:
Neuh zij hebben nog een contract tot 2016 ofzo.quote:
Best wel beneden peil idd.quote:Maurizio Arrivabene stated he hopes “Stoner has the decency to apologize to the team.” Arrivabene goes on to chastise the GP rider by saying that ”there are many of Ducati’s Borgo Panigale employees who wouldn’t stay at home with a stomach ache, especially in times of economic crisis.”
Geinspireerd natuurlijk door de livery van King Kenny:quote:
. Geweldige kerel die Wilco. Jaaaaaaren geleden toen ik nog een klein jochie was ooit eens de hand geschud bij de TT.quote: