Rossi staying in MotoGP with Petronas Yamaha

Rossi staying in MotoGP with Petronas Yamaha

Italian great Valentino Rossi will race for the Petronas Yamaha MotoGP team next season after signing a one-year contract renewal, Yamaha said on Saturday.

FILE PHOTO: MotoGP - Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
FILE PHOTO: MotoGP - Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano, Italy - September 20, 2020 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi in action during the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

REUTERS: Italian great Valentino Rossi will race for the Petronas Yamaha MotoGP team next season after signing a one-year contract renewal, Yamaha said on Saturday.

Yamaha said the 41-year-old nine-time world champion will have the Japanese manufacturer's full factory support at the satellite team.

"I thought a lot before taking this decision, because the challenge is getting hotter and hotter," said Rossi in a statement.

"To be at the top in MotoGP you have to work a lot and hard, to train every day and lead an 'athlete's life', but I still like it and I still want to ride."

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Jason Neely)

Source: Reuters

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