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Matthew Birt  says:

Valentino Rossi’s back, but where’s the money? Yamaha explains

When Yamaha launches its 2013 factory MotoGP world championship effort in Jerez tomorrow (Friday), Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo’s YZR-M1 machinery will once again be missing a title sponsor. The return of Italian icon Rossi, who remains unquestionably the biggest box office star in MotoGP, has not attracted significant fresh investment to the Japanese factory, which is preparing for a third...

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Ok fellah's - let's go again!

This is the quote from above  that says it all !

"So the perception of Valentino goes far behind the inner circle of motorcycle fans. Valentino is the only current motorcyclist that is truly legendary and that’s the value of him..''

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grayzx7r

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grayzx7r says:

Shame

When you consider that Valentino is known so well something doesn't seem right that no sponsors can be found and yet a number of unknowns can find backers .This truly should be worry for all us mc racing fans. 😰

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Indeed Lin, where is the money?

Wosi, Hardlylean and our inert ball of hot gas - Saturn have always stated Yamaha's nr.2 is a veritable money printing central bank. He was supposed (according to aforementioned muppets) to bring buckets full of the stuff with him when he signed.

It couldn't just be that nr.2 was a right place, right time kind of Johnnie back in the pre crash feel good profilgate years?

Oh dear, yet another Valentino Rossi myth busted.

 

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

Jarvis is virtually admitting..

..the reason why they were so intent on regaining Rossi's services, is basically down to his marketing value. It can't be of any help to Valentino to hear that he's primarily regarded as a cash cow for an ailing industry, propping up the Japanese marque. The dismissive nature of this remark by Jarvis is certain to hit home and I'm sure won't sit well with the boy from Tavullia. " Valentino will be in the fight but the marketing power of Valentino is phenomenal.” Way to go Lin, you Know how to big up ya' boy!...Jeez...

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hugelean

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hugelean says:

It's sad to see how far you've fallen Nostro. You're no fan of the sport if anything your bad advert lets hope this site is as insular as possible so we can keep you as our own dirty secret with much shagrin.. Seriously take a load off and look at your contribution to a sport you apparently love and then find a new hobby and god help them..

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Not quite..

Although there's little doubt Rossi IS a money making machine and the biggest draw the sport has, I can't recall ANY #46ers saying he was going to bring buckets of the stuff with him to Yamaha?

As CHR & Nostrodumbarse have just proved with stupefying predictability..it's the Rossi haters who trot out that particular line. We always knew it was about the talent, that never went away.

Last time he was there with FIAT and Petronas, worth a cool 22 million a year to Yamaha, Jarvis fked him over and gave it to Jorge. 

Once bitten twice shy..Rossi won't use his influence to help the Factory squad directly himself again..he'll just keep racking up the personal deals. Iwata will have to pay Jorge's wages themselves. 

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Wosi you senile cackling Hyena

Just about every little yellow sheep to a lamb was bleating that 'buckets of cash come with Rossi' line. Led by you!

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winger

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winger says:

Why all the song and dance,Rossi was taken back by Yamaha for his sponsorship money period,looking at Jarvis's statement doesn't look like it's coming!!.

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eddl

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eddl says:

Iv'e had a ferret around down the back of the sofa and found 87p bit's of biscuit's and quality street wrappers which i will send to lin to help sort out the current cash problem....... really it's no bother

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

You're confused & slightly desperate Nobstroke..

In the past Val has gone out of his way to help. Given the previous shenanigins at Yamaha, which I've explained at length many times, it was always highly unlikely he'd use his big black book of contacts to bail them out.

His status as the ONLY global icon GP has, may bring interest in the future..it may not. I doubt whether he gives a fk to be honest.

Yamaha's problem is the value they place on title sponsorship. FIAT were paying 14 million. Repsol reputedly stump up 15 million..Marlboro money is the same.

Rizla were supposedly paying around a million at Suzuki. A little low you'd think, but sensible given the finnancial climate and their status.

Yamaha are not prepared to devalue their brand by taking a smaller amount from a potential sponsor partner.

Jarvis bleats about Europe and whines in particular about Spain & Italy but then says the deals in place are signed off by European divisions of Globals. Will they continue to do so if he gets his wish to move the series East?..apart from the US of course.

He needs to get off his fat arse and start knocking on doors..be a little more creative AND lower his prices. 

 

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