"Next year, Jerry will not be my chief mechanic. It was a very difficult decision for me because I have a great history with him, he is not just my chief mechanic but part of a family, my father of racing, but I decide for susunod taon I need to change something for try to find new motivation and have a new boost for improve my level and speed."
Valentino's words before the final race of the season: "Today when I talked to him we looked each other and at the end we huged. But tomorrow morning he will wake me up at 08.30 as always."
The FIM has released the provisional calendar for the 2013 MotoGP™ World Championship with a total of 19 rounds to take place.
31 March – Qatar* Doha/Losail 14 April – TBC TBC 21 April – TBC TBC 05 May – Spain(STC), Jerez de la Frontera 19 May – France, Le Mans 2 June – Italy, Mugello 16 June – Catalunya, Catalunya 29 June – Netherlands**, Assen 14 July – Germany, Sachsenring 21 July – United States***, Laguna Seca 18 August – Indianapolis, Indianapolis
VALENTINO ROSSI [i]“It was a really nice race, and I’m very happy. It’s a great result, which I’d like to dedicate to Sic and his family, Paolo, Rossella, and Martina. I’d also like to thank all the guys who work with me and everyone at Ducati Corse who are giving their best, like me: after two difficult years, we really needed that. I’m very pleased because we did a dry race at a high level, always with a fast pace, and with a limited gap to Lorenzo. We worked well. The new frame and swingarm allow us to make madami changes to the geometry, and in fact here the feeling with...
"This announcement is once again excellent news for Yamaha. In June we were able to sign Jorge Lorenzo for the 2013-14 campaign and now we are able to confirm Valentino Rossi for the susunod two years. In doing so we have been able to put together the strongest possible team to challenge for victories and to promote the Yamaha brand. We have run this ‘super team’ together in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and during that time we achieved the ‘triple crown’ titles with Rider, Manufacturer and Team World Championship victories for three consecutive years. The target for the future is obvious...