The Daily Telegraph, renowned British media, leaked recently that Valentino Rossi had said in his inner circle – his father, Graziano and his manager Davide Brivio – would not continue competing next season in MotoGP. His decision may have been influenced, apart from the already known divorce between Ducati and Rossi, about the likely departure of his chief engineer and mentor for many years, Australian Jerry Burgess, this winter and for personal reasons.
Buying Ducati Audi is also an impulse to the output of the Italian driver nine times World Champion, as the budget allocated to improving your bike is not enough to make it competitive.
But that’s not all, now Maurizio Flammini who says that Rossi will be devoted to racing, very soon, possibly before the end of the current season.
There is a filtered view without more, confirming the news of “The Daily Telegraph” as Maurizio Flamini, in an interview with the magazine “Riders” in which he speaks of the MotoGP World Superbike, and the Superstars Series championship car, released a statement relating to Valentino Rossi with all four wheels, “Rossi will not know if World Superbikes, but I am convinced that very soon we will see in our family, in our series devoted to motorsports,” said referring to the Superstars Series, where they compete some expilotos Formula 1 as Mika Salo, Christian Fittipaldi, Tonio Liuzzi and Gianni Morbidelli, powerful cars with V8 of 500 hp, with brands such as Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Maserati, Lexus and Chevrolet.
Flamini also attacked Dorna: “MotoGP wants to be like Formula 1, but Rossi not going anywhere. Superbike, however, does not copy anyone, rather it is the motor that we copy”.
Whatever happens, it is clear that one of the best drivers in the entire history of the World Motorcycle Championship, MotoGP, you can walk out the back door outside the recognition it deserves its path.