Rossi wants two more years in MotoGP
16 May 2014 – Seven-time MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi has revealed that he wants to stay in the category for at least another two seasons, and says he has no plans to leave current team Yamaha for a rival outfit.
The 35-year-old Italian graduated to the highest class of motorcycle racing back in 2000, going on to pick up three world championship titles with Honda before switching to Yamaha colours and taking four more crowns.
After a two-year spell at Ducati, Rossi returned to Yamaha in 2013. Having experienced a rollercoaster term, he parted ways with crew chief Jeremy Burgess and has so far picked up two second-place finishes this season.
"Last year I had some good races, one victory, but in the second part of the season I was a bit too far from the top three. So I wanted to see if this year would be any better," Rossi explained ahead of the French Grand Prix.
"I feel better and I am enjoying it a lot, to continue to race and to work with Yamaha. So my project is to make another contract for two seasons and I think in the next weeks we will talk with Yamaha in order to continue."
Rossi sits third in the MotoGP standings, behind Repsol Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and Marc Márquez.