Rossi committed to Ducati

"Leave Ducati? I wouldn't even think of it. We have a contract in place, and I'll give my very best right up until the end."

Posted: 27 April 2012
by Visordown News

VALENTINO ROSSI'S harsh comments following his struggles at Qatar sparked rumours that he was looking to end his relationship with Ducati and focus his attention on a return to Japanese machinery.

However, the seven-time MotoGP champion put an end to the speculation ahead of this weekend's race at Jerez. Quoted on GPOne, the Italian said: "Leave Ducati? I wouldn't even think of it. We have a contract in place, and I'll give my very best right up until the end. The chances of seeing me on another bike are virtually zero."

He continued: "Those words were the result of my disappointment. We have been trying to solve the same problems for over a year, without success, and that weighs on you. But I know that Filippo Preziosi and all the Ducati guys are working hard, and soon we will have updates to try."

Rossi has hopes that updates for the Desmosedici will be available for the next round at Estoril, or for the post-race test at the Portuguese circuit.



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until the end. The chances of seeing me on another bike are virtually zero...

dont think he will be back next year

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 10:58

In other news, I here there's a race on this weekend. Stoner & Lorenzo will resume battling for the championship. Any chance we could have a story about that?

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 12:31

The truth is, he has no choice but to stay. read this : http://motomatters.com/opinion/2012/04/17/between_the_devil_and_the_deep_blue_sea_.html

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 00:15

I think one of Valentino Rossi strength is he knows how to play the press and what to say to get some talk out there. the more that is talked about him the more we follow and argue.

for me i think he needs to up his game and show more of the sparkle he had in the days of yamaha with lorenzo. i think he has lost some of his mojo

vinnychoff

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 11:00

Unless you all have some other info, it doesn't seem like any way to explain performance other than the new bike.  Or, the bike/rider just aren't matching.


Posted: 30/04/2012 at 00:56

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