Rossi Launching Moto2 Team in 2011?

09/22/2010 @ 1:15 pm, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

Rossi Launching Moto2 Team in 2011? Valentino Rossi Aragon water bottle 623x415

According to MCN, MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi is poised to launch his own Moto2 team for the 2011 season. Rossi is said to be funding the team, with lifelong friend Uccio Salucci acting as team manager. Italian rider Andrea Iannone (currently 3rd in the Moto2 Championship) has been linked to the team, as has chassis designer Suter (how’s that for a star-studded cast?). It’s not clear at this time if Rossi is expected to field one or two machines in the 600cc prototype class.

With applications due on September 28th, we have a hard time believing Rossi’s bid wouldn’t be accepted into Moto2 if he is indeed applying. The nine-time World Champion has a ton of clout and power in GP racing, and could see team management as way to stay involved with GP racing once he’s career is over (not to mention the move would let the Italian further capitalize on his stardom in motorcycling).

With Rossi going to Ducati for the 2011 & 2012 seasons, the Italian’s star power and marketing potential are perhaps at their all-time high, despite the fact Rossi is having a dismal racing season.

Source: MCN

Comment:

  1. Brammofan says:

    Guess we know who @pinkyracr will be cheering for next year.

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  6. georGe aka-VintageWrencher says:

    Suter frame……I am hoping it isnt true and maybe they turn up w/ a Bimota or better yet a CF frame from “The Red Shop in Bologna” :)
    Should be interesting none the less with Uccio at the helm.

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