It’s official. After several weeks of speculations, Valentino “The Doctor” Rossi officially confirmed his agreement with the Malaysian Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team. The agreement secures his 2021 GP seat alongside his new teammate, Franco Morbidelli.
Rossi has been synonymous with the sport of MotoGP since he rolled onto the grid in 2000. Over his illustrious 20 years, thus far, Rossi has earned seven world titles, 89 race wins, 199 podiums,55 pole positions and has set the record for fastest laps 76 times. He is the only rider in history to win 125cc, 250cc, 500cc, and MotoGP World Championships.
2021 will be Rossi’s ninth season in the GP class, as begins his new journey as part of Petronas Yamaha SRT, competing aboard a Yamaha YZR-M1.