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Matthew Birt  says:

Factory Honda or Yamaha return unlikely for Valentino Rossi

Honda has joined Yamaha in distancing themselves from the possibility of signing Valentino Rossi in a shock deal for the 2013 MotoGP world championship.The Italian’s future is already the subject of intense speculation after his disappointing and frustrating start to the new 1000cc era in Qatar earlier this month.The 33-year-old struggled home in 10th place and expressed frustration after the...

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tris123

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tris123 says:

shafted then

Unless Ducati can give him a decent bike he'll be out of motogp at the end of the year.  Still if he goes to WSBK could be good for viewing figures.  Not so good for Motogp.

 

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nigel041

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nigel041 says:

cannot ever see Rossi going to a 'second rate' championship like WSBK, once he's done with motoGP i think it'll be four wheels (most likely rally) or nothing. Although having said that, the challenge of becoming multiple motoGP and WSBK world champion may be highly motivating for him

It's a shame how the mighty has fallen but most of it has been brought on by himself

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RobTZ

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RobTZ says:

WSBK

I would love to see him in WSBK. Whatever he does he will always be the GOAT.

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X2Glider

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X2Glider says:

Only chance left

His only chance of being on a factory team from this point on is to sign with Ducati again, if they'll have him.  Yamaha and Honda can't afford to have team mates taking points off each other, risking missing out on individual and constructor title.

Marquez will no doubt replace Pedro in the near future as Stoner's team mate anyway.

Even a satellite Yamaha or Honda from Tech 3 or LCR is out of the question as their factory counterparts heavily influence who gets a seat.

Gresini is capable of offering a satellite ride.  Not sure if Vale would be interested in a 3rd rate bike which is only a little better than a CRT.

I can't see Rossi and Burgess putting together their own team in such short order either.  This isn't outdoor MX or supercross simplicity where the likes of Chad Reed can simply get the bike ready, grab some sponsors and go racing.

Lots of contract negotiations to go on this year but I don't see Lorenzo and Stoner swapping bikes.  Hard to predict what is going to happen to Hayden and Rossi.

 

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hotrider7

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hotrider7 says:

ROSSI OR DUCATI

llloks like anytime someone else hits the news , ROSSI OR DUCATI come with some more crap advertising, get some results then its worth reading.

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boybilly1967

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boybilly1967 says:

He could end up having to take a massive wage cut to join a decent satellite team like Tech3 or LCR. The options just arent there for him anymore.

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Strokey

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Strokey says:

Rossi just doesn't do ordinary, if he is not on the Ducati next year expect it to be extraordinary, he has millions in the bank and sponsors fighting over him

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

X2

His only chance of being on a factory team from this point on is to sign with Ducati again, if they'll have him. Yamaha and Honda can't afford to have team mates taking points off each other, risking missing out on individual and constructor title.

Totally agree with your first sentence bud, he's burnt his bridges with the Japs (but not Suzuki..........there could  be a story there 'possibly'), but not the second. I honestly don't believe Vale has it in him to run with these guys anymore.

I would'nt want to see him in WSBK as it's an 'ex GP riders graveyard' in my eyes. Rossi's better than that. Maybe he can kick back for a while and then come back as a team owner? He has loads of experience to pass on and i can't think that finding funding would be a problem.

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screamer69

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screamer69 says:

Leasing his own bike is the answer..

...he has plently of resources to afford a Honda or Yamaha Works bike if he is willing to run his own team and is still willing to race bikes and not Rally cars.

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kendizx9r

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kendizx9r says:

maybe audi can help him with his troubles

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