Words; Harkamal Singh
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The last Round of MotoGP will be exciting for many reasons. The Nine times World Champion Valentino Rossi will be ending his two years Nightmare with Bologna Firm Ducati. It’s no surprise that this dream marriage couldn’t work for the Italian rider as he was still struggling a lot after numerous efforts by the Team. According to his Crew Chief Jeremy Burgess, Ducati is not able to produce the updates as fast as their Japanese Rivals so it becomes really difficult to work in a struggling environment where they don’t witness any good results.
Post Valencia race, Rossi will be back on his old steed Yamaha M1on Tuesday. “Yes, it will be the last race with Ducati, and for sure we’re arriving at the end of this story between us, that unfortunately never gave good performance, or the level we expected,” said the seven time MotoGP champion, who has taken just three podiums from his 34 starts on the Desmosedici.
“It will be difficult on Sunday because after you work for a long part of the year with the people, and you then have to stop and change teams. It will be very emotional. Even if the result was not fantastic, we had a good time together outside of the track, and we tried the maximum. “We will stay concentrated, stay focused and last year here was not too bad in practice but then we had the crash in the first corner of the race. We also have to wait and see for the weather and understand the new surface.”
“It will be very, very interesting on Tuesday especially for me to try to understand which level I can achieve with the M1 and what feeling after two difficult seasons,” Rossi declared.
“I can’t wait for the test. But first we have to stay concentrated and try to get the maximum points on Sunday for the battle for fifth place.”
Rossi will be Rejoining Yamaha after 2010 alongside recently crowned MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo.