The subject as to where Valentino Rossi will race in the future and finish his career has been a subject of much speculation, and seems to endure through the seasons. As usual we’ve already seen the speculation that Rossi may drive a Formula 1 car for Ferrari, or join Ducati for a perfect storm of corse italiano. Rossi usually likes to fan the rumors by staying non-committal, but in a recent interview with Motosprint Magazine, the nine time World Champion Valentino Rossi revealed that he would like to stay in racing for another three years, likely ending his career with Yamaha.
Talking to the Italian magazine, Rossi says “I think I can race at the top for another three years. Racing is the thing in my life that I love the best: it’s my passion, I don’t need any other motives.” Rossi is rumored to stay with Yamaha in 2011, and says that he’ll discuss his future in June. “To change, you have to think of going where you can feel better. For me it’s hard to think that there’s something better than Yamaha. Fans would be happy to see me in Ducati, but these decisions can’t be made by factoring in emotions,” says the Italian motorcycling god.
To us this looks like the most qualified speculation on what is better known as the MotoGP silly season. Reserved usually for later in the season, the rumors seems to be starting early simply because of how large of a force Rossi is in MotoGP racing. There’s still a long way to 2011 though, and the intense rivalry between Rossi and Lorenzo is just heating up. If we see a move by Fiat-Yamaha to further support Lorenzo, you can be certain to hear a change of tune from the Rossi side of the wall.