9 Times World Champion Valentino Rossi in a recent interview with SKY Sport MotoGP HD, the channel that shows the MotoGP™ World Championship in Italy discussed about the fourth coming MotoGP season and his plans after the expiration of his contract with Yamaha at the end of the 2016 Championship.
“At the end of 2016 my contract will expire,” said the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider, “So I will have to decide whether to continue for another two seasons or not. If I continue, it will be for two seasons as all the contracts are for two years.”
With almost all of the factory riders having contracts expiring at the end of 2016, the competition will be fierce for the top rides in MotoGP™. Rossi has no plans to wait till the end of the season to make his decision however, “It will be like 2014 when I said: I will look at it after the first few races. You have to look at the first 5-6 races then start thinking.”
Valentino Rossi will be lining up the Premier Class grid for the 17th Season with 7 World Championships to his name and at 37 years old, he is still hungry and fully fit for yet another World Championship title challenge. Could the 9 Times Champ bag his 10th Trophy? We all await in anticipation