Valentino Rossi signs a new contract with Movistar Yamaha.
For those wondering if the 2018 season would be the last for Valentino Rossi as a competitor, wonder no more. Valentino Rossi has just signed a new deal with Movistar Yamaha that will see “The Doctor” on the grid through to 2020.
The 39 year old Italian first took the ride with Yamaha in 2004. He took a short break in 2011, pairing with Ducati, but quickly returned to Yamaha in 2013 and has been there since for a total of 13 years, winning a total of 7 MotoGP Championships.
“When I signed my last contract with Yamaha, in March 2016, I wondered if that would have been the last contract as a MotoGP rider. At that time, I decided that I’d take that decision during the following two years. During the last two years, I came to the conclusion that I want to continue because racing, being a MotoGP rider, but especially riding my M1, is the thing that makes me feel good.” – Valentino Rossi, #46