Valentino Rossi predicted wouldn’t retire after getting on the podium

Graziano Rossi as Father Valentino Rossi believes that the success of his son on the podium in the Second Series last weekend made the Yamaha rider will cancel his plans to hang the helmet.

As told by Graziano, his son returned to Tavullia in a troubled mood, none other than the results of the first series two weeks ago. As is known, The Doctor at that time failed to reach the finish line due to engine damage to the YZR-M1.

The 42-year-old rider once said that the main problem of his motorcycle was the performance of the Tires and Motor Setup which was only based on input from Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Vinales.

Because of his son’s mood like that, Graziano was pessimistic Rossi will still race next season, as lately he is believed to be close to the Yamaha SRT Petronas Team.

“After the race, he was really sad. I’ve never seen it like that. He seemed ready to make a drastic decision, which I never expected. He even wondered whether it was worth the race with such conditions?

For people like him, who are used to winning, finishing in position 7 or 8 makes absolutely no sense, “continued the former GP500 rider.

Fortunately, Rossi did not remain silent seeing this situation, he also helped urge the engineers to change the YZR-M1 setup to their liking.

The results immediately appeared in the second series at the Jerez Circuit last week, where Rossi managed to finish as 3rd place. In fact, this is the Doctor’s first podium since the Austin Series in 2019. No wonder the father was emotional to see this.

“Seeing him achieve results makes me emotional. The sensation is really strong, especially since he hasn’t been on the podium for a long time, ”

“But for him this is only the beginning, he will try to reach other targets. When he decided to change the setup of the motorbike, the results were also apparent. This is proof of how Vale’s contribution can also benefit the team. Now he wants to achieve other satisfaction and prove to be faster than Fabio and Maverick, “concluded Graziano.

Next season, Rossi is certainly no longer a Yamaha Energy Monster rider team. He is believed to be joining the Yamaha SRT Petronas Team.

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