Two more years of the GOAT

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

The week­end brought good news for Mo­togp fans, as Valentino Rossi con­firmed he would be re­main­ing in the sport for an­other three years at least, ex­tend­ing his Mo­vis­tar Yamaha deal un­til the end of the 2018 sea­son.

Ad­mit­ting ear­lier in the year that his de­ci­sion would be made only af­ter he gauged his pace against his op­po­si­tion, many ex­pected him to take at least three or four rounds to make the call.

But, with Yamaha keen to treat both rid­ers the same and with team-mate Jorge Lorenzo clam­our­ing for a new con­tract from the squad, Rossi’s pre­sea­son test­ing pace and Yamaha’s con­fi­dence in him spurred the Ital­ian into mak­ing the de­ci­sion ear­lier than planned.

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