June 17, 2022
Valentino Rossi on the love and hate relationship with Jorge Lorenzo: “I left Yamaha because of him”
Valentino Rossi retracing his rivalries in MotoGP in an interview with L’Equipe focused particularly on Jorge Lorenzo, his great opponent at Yamaha. “In the first part of my career, my biggest rivalry was with Max Biaggi. Lorenzo? I left Yamaha because of him, I came back and he was still there. We liked each other, we got angry, we reconciled … We were a couple of rather fiery lovers … “, joked the centaur number 46.
Regarding the current MotoGP, Rossi focuses on world champion Fabio Quartararo: “He is capable of using all of Yamaha’s strong points under braking and out of corners. He has incredible talent, and the confidence to make the most of the its qualities “.
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