Why did Valentino Rossi resigned from Yamaha and move to Ducati? This is why.
Ducati reveal the reasons why they recruited Valentino Rossi who is already signed contract for duration of two years. Apparently, the Italian manufacturer teams want to gain knowledge and the greatness of “The Doctor” for development projects when the format of the MotoGP bike in 2012 using 1000 cc engine.
It’s no secret if Rossi has qualified expertise and capabilities, both in racing, as well as providing information about the bike he is riding. Evidently, throughout his career, 31-year-old recer had already won more than 100 times, including nine world titles in all classes.
Working together with crews from Australia boss, Jerry Burgess, Rossi recorded a great success. They managed to bring Honda into the most formidable team because RC212V dominated the 900 cc class in 2002 and 2003.
After that, Rossi defected to Yamaha at the 2004 season. Again, seven-times world champion MotoGP class was immediately made a big change in performance YZR-M1 machine so that the Japanese team was able to reach the world title.
Now, after seven years with Yamaha, Rossi decided to leave. Rossi is seeking a new challenge with Ducati, the team that comes from his own country. Although there is no guarantee he’ll immediately become world champion in its inaugural season with “The Red” in 2011, there was a hope that clung to the Ducati, namely preparations for the 2012 MotoGP.
Starting that year (2012), four-stroke engine-powered 1000 cc already started to be used. This is where the Ducati wants to take advantage of the capabilities and expertise Rossi for their new engine development. Ducati boss Alessandro Cicognani convinced them to hook Rossi step is a correct decision.
“I think that (hook Rossi) will have a big advantage. Filippo (Preziosi), Technical Director of Ducati, saying that the fun can begin to work together with Valentino and understand all the details and how to develop a motor.”
“We very much hope he will be much help in that area for a new motor. Maybe he will give a big impact to our overall product. Valentino’s ability for motor development can not be doubted.”
Source: Kompas and Yahoo! News Indonesia.