The FIM president, on the day of his reconfirmation to the prestigious office, releases sensational news about the Valentino Rossi team.
The FIM Awards were held in Rimini on Saturday 3 December, where hundreds of guests from international motorcycling came from every corner of the world. Jorge Viegas will still be president of the FIM and renews this position with news, not yet officially confirmed, on the VR46 team of Valentino Rossi.
In the 2023 MotoGP season, Yamaha will race with only two bikes on the track, after losing the satellite team RNF extension passed into Aprilia orbit. On the other hand, Ducati will continue to field eight prototypes out of a total of twenty-two. A situation that the other manufacturers do not like and there is talk of unfair competition, even though the Borgo Panigale manufacturer has not violated any regulation and reflects the principles of the free market. In fact, Ducati was able to put an offer on the table that was too appetizing for the two new teams Gresini and VR46. The technical supremacy of Desmosedici GP it made all the difference…
The fate of Valentino Rossi’s team
Jorge Viegas he was reconfirmed as president of the International Federation for another four years, a position he has held since 2018 and will continue until 2026. He has been part of the FIM since 1992, he has held various roles, such as that of vice president in 1996 and in 2014. He obtained the 99% of the votes and to the microphones of RAI TV he announced sensational news. From 2024, Valentino Rossi’s team would leave Ducati to join Yamaha.
The president of the does not mince words fim: “In 2024, the Mooney VR46 Racing Team could change from Ducati to Yamaha“, explaining that at the moment it is only a hypothesis and there is nothing confirmed. In this way, the Iwata manufacturer would once again have four bikes and Ducati would go down to six. After all Lin JarvisYamaha Managing Director, has repeatedly reiterated his intention to buy back a customer team as soon as possible and has not hidden his great admiration for his former champion’s team.
The Mooney VR46 Racing Team he is linked to the Borgo Panigale manufacturer by a three-year contract until 2024, but Yamaha wants to anticipate the times and bring him to their side a year in advance. On the plate there will certainly be a very attractive proposal from an economic point of view. But will the Japanese technicians be able to set up an equally winning package like the one Ducati is currently offering?