Monster Energy Yamaha Team Rider, Maverick Vinales confirmed that Valentino Rossi’s move to the Petronas SRT Team would not affect his team. In fact, he believes Yamaha will be even more solid and compact without The Doctor.
As is known, Valentino Rossi’s contract with the Monster Energy Yamaha Team has indeed ended with the end of the 2020 season campaign yesterday.
When asked questions about the future of the nine-time world champion, whether he will continue his career as a racer, or decide to retire considering his age is no longer young, 42 years.
However, in the end the man from Italy decided to continue to compete on the track, it’s just that he chose to join the Satellite team, namely Petronas Yamaha SRT and teamed up with his own protégé, Franco Morbidelli.
Meanwhile, on the one hand, the Monster Energy Yamaha team has recruited Fabio Quartararo as a replacement for Rossi who will team up with Maverick Vinales.
Rossi’s move to Petronas actually raises a question mark, whether the Monster Energy Yamaha team will remain solid. Responding to this, maverick Vinales actually felt that the team would be more solid without Rossi in their midst.
“The cohesiveness of the team is very important, because during the last three seasons everyone worked separately.”
“We are not united, and I think Esteban (Garcia), Lin (Jarvis) and Maio (Meregalli) want to unite the 20-24 people who work in our team. For me, it’s also more important to maintain a good mood and feeling, “said Vinales.
What Vinales said seemed to confirm the rumors that had been circulating that he and Rossi had different opinions regarding the development of the YZR M1 motorbike.
“Before, putting a team together was always difficult, because there was always a ‘Vale Team’ and a ‘my team’. Now, I think we have the opportunity to become a ‘complete’ team and go in the same direction with the two riders, and get the results we should. we can achieve, “said Vinales.
“You can see that in one race we can be super competitive, but in the next race we are really bad.” continued this 2013 Moto3 world champion.