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MotoGP, Valentino Rossi becomes Yamaha brand ambassador

The Doctor made the announcement in Valencia, continuing his collaboration with the Iwata brand: “I like being a Yamaha guy. It’s like coming home.”

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi becomes Yamaha brand ambassador


In Jerez, Valentino Rossi talked about his future. He’ll be Yamaha’s brand ambassador for the next few years. The Doctor revealed it this morning during an interview with SKY.

It’s always nice to be back in the Yamaha garage. It’s a bit like coming home,” Valentino said. “We signed the contract, and I’ll be their ambassador for the next few years. I’m very, very happy. The best memories of my career were with Yamaha. I was happy to greet the whole team, old friends.”

Valentino will be the new image of the Japanese constructor: “I still ride a motorcycle. I’ll ride theirs, and I like being a Yamaha guy,” he added.

Now we’ll have to see if this collaboration can also extend to his team in the MotoGP, which has a contract with Ducati that will expire at the end of next year. They’ll then have the opportunity to switch over to Yamaha. But, to do this, the M1 will have to become competitive, as was repeated several times. As of now, it’s not.

In a statement, Valentino said: “This agreement between me and Yamaha certainly thrills me. We’ve worked together for many years in the past, so it seems natural to me. After my retirement from the MotoGP, I continued to train and ride. I always thought I’d keep racing, in one way or another. During my MotoGP career, I rode Yamaha bikes as part of my contract. But even after retiring, I continued to use motorcycles because I like them. I’m delighted that the contract has been signed, and  Yamaha and I can work together on this new project.



Translated by Leila Myftija

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