It looks like Valentino Rossi and Yamaha might stay together until the end of time….sorry 2016. Both parties are keen and happy to extend the contract, and this is how Vale put it during an interview with www.motociclismo.es “After 2014 I want another contract with Yamaha for two more years, until the end of 2016 in the factory team, where Yamaha agrees. After which I think will be enough.” Continue reading →
…or as Valentino would put it “is like a dream, from when you are a child, you know…”
At Doctor’s own race track, (near his home town of Tavullia) Vale, Guy Martin and Supermoto World Champion Thomas Chareyre gathered to spend some quality time. It was all fun and games, and Vale was the quickest…again. How? Watch the video after the jump. Continue reading →
The U.S. Grand Prix witnessed Stefan Bradl storm to his maiden pole position on Saturday, while Marquez suffered a crash in qualifying. The Spaniard patiently followed the German the next day before pulling off a clean manoeuvre at the end of the 19th lap.
Marquez’s third victory of the year, which is up there with that of reigning champ Jorge Lorenzo, was a hard earned one though. The Repsol Honda rider went down as low as fourth after a poor start, but stayed in front of Bautista in the early stages and pulled off a neat pass on Rossi at the infamous Corkscrew corner. He soon homed in on Bradl, overtaking the German and winning by 2.2 seconds. Continue reading →
If you’re a fan of Valentino Rossi and are good at rendering, this is what you should be doing in your free time. Italian bloke Samuel Lorora came up with these renderings that hint at how the Doctor’s Yamaha YZR-M1 2013 could look for the new season.
With Monster Energy being a full sponsor of Yamaha Factory Racing, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, we see significant real estate taken up by the brand. While the first render is on a black and white base, somewhat like a Yamaha Tech3, it could be too hardcore for Rossi. And that’s where the second one comes in, featuring a lot of bright colours on the familiar Yamaha blue base; so much like Vale then. Continue reading →
Yamaha kicks off 2013 with a new corporate campaign featuring the new MotoGP line-up – how about two-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi?
In its 40th Anniversary year, Dainese heralds the past, present and future with a new digital magazine series. With four issues published throughout 2012, Dainese delves into the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s to showcase the people, places and products that have created legends. Continue reading →
Big fan of Valentino Rossi? The cartoon of Valentino Rossi is available on Dainese.com in which he presents the innovative D-air Street Gore-Tex; the road-going version of the air bag for bikers. In the animation, Rossi is faced with both rain and city traffic but, thanks to his D-air Street GORE-TEX, makes it all look easy. Watch the video here. Continue reading →
If you have already heard about the famous Valentino Rossi AGV PistaGP helmet, then you probably also know that it will be on sale from next year, for priced between $1,300 and $1,500. If you haven’t heard about it yet, all we can say that it represents one of the latest technological marvels from the Italian helmet factory. It will be produced in limited numbers with each helmet having a unique number and, being constructed from carbon fibre, it will tip the scales at just 1250g. Continue reading →
Rossi and Yamaha are back together. After 46 Grand Prix races won in the span of 7 years and 4 World Championship titles (2004, 2005, 2008, 2009) Rossi will ride for the Yamaha Factory team again in 2013 and 2014. He’s brief affair with Ducati (2011 and 2012) didn’t end up all to well – for both sides. How will this affect Jorge Lorenzo, we just need to wait up and see. Official press release after the jump. Continue reading →
Rossi is leaving Ducati at the end of the 2012. He’ll race for the Yamaha factory team in 2013 and 2014 alongside Jorge Lorenzo. The reason for leaving – possible hopeless position that he feels he’s in, and the fact that he’s not getting any younger to sacrifice two more years for the Ducati prototype development…
Ducati and Rossi to part ways at the end of 2012:
As the MotoGP series awaits its return to action for the August 19 Indianapolis Grand Prix, Ducati announces that its working relationship with Valentino Rossi will conclude at the end of the 2012 MotoGP World Championship. Continue reading →