MotoGP

Rossi Heading Back To Yamaha

Valentino Rossi will leave Duacti at the end of the 2012 season in order to return to Yamaha.

ROME – Yamaha Motor Racing has confirmed the signing of Valentino Rossi to ride for the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team for 2013 and 2014.

Valentino Rossi first joined Yamaha in 2004 and achieved four MotoGP World championships with the Yamaha YZR-M1 in 2004 and 2005 and again in 2008 and 2009.

He won 46 grand prix races with Yamaha over a seven-year period before leaving at the end of the 2010 MotoGP season to join Ducati.

Rossi, who is presently eighth in the championship standings, will partner Jorge Lorenzo, who currently leads the 2012 MotoGP World Championship by 23 points, having taken five victories from the first 10 completed races of the 18 race series.

“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 next two years,” said Lin Jarvis, managing director of Yamaha Motor Racing. “In doing so we have been able to put together the strongest possible team to challenge for victories and to promote the Yamaha brand.”

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