Rossi crew set to re­main

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Rossi will re­tain the ser­vices of his in­cred­i­bly loyal team for the last two years of his ca­reer, with the crew help­ing him to make the de­ci­sion to stay a lit­tle eas­ier when he sat down with them be­fore sign­ing.

“They were so happy when I told them I was stay­ing! I spoke with them be­fore, and asked them what they wanted to do. They asked me back, ‘what do you want to do?’ I told them I want to con­tinue, and they say ‘OK, per­fect, we are with you!’”

How­ever, Rossi was also quick to point out that he’s not be­yond chang­ing the peo­ple around him to help get the best out of his re­main­ing years in rac­ing.

Un­likely to be a sweep­ing change like his shock de­ci­sion to re­place Jeremy Burgess at the end of the 2013 sea­son with fel­low Ital­ian Sil­vano Gal­busera, the ad­di­tion of for­mer world cham­pion Luca Cadalora for this year shows that Rossi is still keen to adapt those around him.

“I can­not be sure if I’ll make changes – it’s im­por­tant to al­ways be de­vel­op­ing. Like with Sil­vano two years ago, like with Luca now, and maybe we can find some­thing new. But I’m very happy with the team I have now!”

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