Withdrawal of Valentino Rossi is getting closer and closer, and this weekend the question of when will be resolved, if at the end of this year or the next.
It is the only thing that the specialized media agree on, which oscillates between that in the San Marino GP He will say that he leaves it at the end of this year and that he will say that it is another year to hang up the helmet and the overalls for good in 2021, after two and a half decades on the motorcycle.
On the one hand, Speedweek states that Rossi will not continue beyond this season. The six-time MotoGP world champion (nine-time champion adding all the categories) is tired and older, and at 41 years old, he considers that he has already spent more than enough time competing at the highest level.
According to the aforementioned medium, the pressure of much younger runners, such as a Fabio Quartararo who has already taken his seat on the official Yamaha team, they rush him into an immediate march and his position will be filled by Andrea Dovizioso, which will not continue at Ducati.
Quite the opposite says AS. According Mela Wednesday, Rossi will announce that he continues one more year in the Petronas Yamaha STR, as planned, and it will be at the end of 2021 when he puts an end to his 25-year career in the Motorcycle World Championship.
Yamaha team sources neither confirm nor deny Sportyou Neither of the two options, although they do indicate that you decide what you decide, will tell Misano your immediate plans. During the confinement she made a feint to announce her future, but she immersed herself in the restart of the season waiting to check the performance of her mount this year. Although she has achieved a podium, she is still far from the benefits she expected.