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MotoGP, Valentino Rossi ready for an encore: "After a daughter, I want a boy"

VIDEO: The Doctor interviewed by Graham Bensinger: "other champions retired at the top but I didn't, I didn't want to have regrets"

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The interview made by Graham Bensinger, a top American journalist, is a Valentino Rossi at 360°. The presenter of In Depth met up with the Doctor in Tavullia and a long interview emerged in which the two talked about the past, the present and the future.

Starting with his next paternity. Valentino and his partner Francesca Novello will soon be the parents of a baby girl, but the plans are not to stop there.

"We would also like a boy" said Francesca and Rossi agreed: "yes, but not more than two" he joked.

After all, the Doctor now has plenty of time for his ... career as father, after his farewell to MotoGP. A decision that marked a turning point in his life.

"I have always been worried about the end of my career, I didn't want to stop - he declared - During Covid I spent two months without riding a motorcycle, it was one of the first times I realized that I could survive even without it. I had started thinking about retiring in 2019, that was the first season in which I had had problems with the results, after Austin something happened, I was not fast back in Europe. Then there was 2020, a strange year, I thought I'd finish there, but everyone pushed me not to give up and I raced in 2021 too ".

Now a new chapter has begun.

"Since I was 4 or 5 years old, I have always raced on a motorcycle, you have to completely change your life, I always knew that in a certain moment it would end but it is difficult to be ready - he continued - I have seen many other champions stop at the top of their careers, but not me, I wanted to continue because I was having fun and for no regrets. In the last few races I understood what I had built in my career. Ten days after Valencia it was difficult, I was a little sad, but I made the right decision. Now I have 2 or 3 months to understand that it's really over ”.

Valentino also talked about his relationship with Lorenzo and Yamaha, the tax evasion trial and much more: you can find all the interviews HERE.


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