Valentino Rossi cools future talk

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Valentino Rossi has decided to step away from commenting on the constant speculation surrounding his future plans in MotoGP.

The Italian is in the last year of a two-season deal with Yamaha’s factory MotoGP squad and throughout the winter there has been endless speculation and rumour about the 30-year-old’s future plans.

Rossi has already been linked with an extension to his current Yamaha deal having expressed a desire to remain in MotoGP for at least another two or three years during last week’s Sepang test in Malaysia.

The seven-times world champion has also been linked with a big money switch to Ducati and his recent performance in Ferrari’s 2008 F1 car in Barcelona further heightened rumour of a four-wheeled transfer.

But Rossi has decided to cool talk on his future and he said: “I have decided to not speak anymore about 2011 because everything I say is good in one way and bad in another. I simply don’t know what will happen.”

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt