Con un comunciato ufficaiel su Twitter e sul suo sito ufficiale, il team Petronas ha annunciato il passaggio di Valentino Rossi solo nel 2021 al fianco del suo pilota dell’Academy Franco Morbidelli. Ecco il testo: “
Announcement: Okay, it’s official, sorry we kept you waiting
Rossi – Urbino, 16th February 1979 – has competed in the premier class since 2000 and is the only rider in history to win 125, 250, 500 and MotoGP World Championships. In the premier class alone, Valentino boasts seven world titles, 89 race wins, 199 podiums,
5 pole positions and 76 fastest laps. As part of PETRONAS Yamaha SRT in 2021, the Italian will compete aboard a Yamaha YZR-M1 for the ninth season in a row.
The move will see Rossi join the satellite team in what will be only their third season in the MotoGP category, after the Malaysian squad made their debut at the Qatar GP in 2019. That first season in the premier class saw PETRONAS Yamaha SRT rack up six pole positions and seven podiums, and win the Independent Teams’ Championship. This year has already seen two pole positions, four podiums and three race wins, and the lead of the outright Teams’ Championship, for the outfit.
The announcement of Rossi alongside fellow countryman and friend Franco Morbidelli completes the PETRONAS Yamaha SRT line-up for 2021 – a line-up eager to write another chapter of MotoGP history next year.
Claudio Gervasio nato a Napoli. Ha conseguito il diploma di Liceo Lingustico, la laurea in scienze della Comunicazione all’Unisob con master di Scienze Investigative Criminologiche e politiche della Sicurezza. Appassionato di giornalismo, è un collaboratore spontaneo di MundoNapoliSport24