Will the 2021 season be the last of the Italian Valentino Rossi in the Motorcycle World Championship? The 42-year-old multiple champion himself answered that question during a video conference organized by the Petronas SRT, for which he will compete in the current fiscal year MotoGP after his separation from the official team Yamaha .
“I don't run just to pass the time. Results are key and I want to be competitive. The 10th title does not obsess me, but I would like to be the protagonist throughout the year, to be able to fight for podiums and victories ”, He held Tavullia's before talking about his future.
"In the middle of the season I will decide if I continue in 2022 ... Everything will depend on those results", explained the Doctor, who thus made it clear that competitiveness will be decisive in defining their future. In that sense he added: "I will be happy if at the end of the season I am in the top five of the championship."
Rossi also spoke about his compatriot and friend Franco Morbidelli, with whom he will share the Petronas SRT. "True friendship is very important to me and in this we agree with Franco that is why I am very happy to be his teammate, something neither of us expected"He said.
Vale also dedicated a phrase to Spanish Marc Márquez, your team rival Honda. "We'll see when he can come back, but I think when he does, he'll be strong. And if he doesn't lose many races at the beginning of the year he can even fight for the title ”, he assured.
Finally, he spoke about the possibility of competing one day in an emblematic race such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a prototype of the major class. "I am fast when I race in cars, but I don't know if enough to compete one day at the level of the drivers who will race with Hypercars", culminated.