“I had problems that didn’t exist”

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Valentino Rossi has changed his life after his farewell to MotoGP. The father’s experience, the make change and the world victory of his pupil Pecco Bagnaia.

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Valentino Rossi – Motors.News

Valentino Rossi has recently formalized his new engagement with BMW M Motorsports. He will compete in his second car season with the German manufacturer in Fanatec GT WCEto try to hit the first podium and maybe the first victory in a category where the nine-time MotoGP champion has yet to juggle the best against the professionals in the sector.

Surely after the farewell to MotoGP his life has changed, also thanks to the arrival of his daughter Giulietta less than a year ago. A sweet job that takes up his time even when he’s at home: “I expected to fall in love at first sight and I did“, He admitted Valentino Rossi in an interview with MCN. “In fact, the first time I held her in my arms, I wondered why I had waited so long to be a father. I had so many problems in my mind that didn’t exist“.

Valentino Rossi celebrates Pecco Bagnaia

Valentino Rossi (Ansa)
Valentino Rossi – Motors.News

The novelty expected for 2023 is the transition from Audi to BMW, a choice taken by his WRT team to which he remained faithful. “From Audi we will switch to BMW. After 15 years the team has not reached an agreement with Audi and we will be a BMW works team“, recalled the nine-time MotoGP champion. “The championship is tough, you have to work hard, the level is very high, but I manage to enjoy myself, you know? The car is great to drive“.

The body in car racing, but a part of the mind remains tied to the MotoGP paddock, where he left his team a legacy Mooney VR46, entrusted to the hands of Alessio Salucci and Pablo Nieto, with Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi as bishops. Valentino Rossi was seen inside the garage twice during the 2022 season, the last time at the grand finale at the Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, where his student Pecco Bagnaia claimed world champion.

For the first time a pilot of the VR46 Academy wins the MotoGP title. “Pecco is very fast. Like all riders, he needs his comfort zone, but when he has the right feeling with the bike he is very fast. He is also a good guy, reserved, a great person and educated, you can see that he comes from a good family“, continued the Doctor. Part of the credit must certainly also be attributed to the Ducati, who has been able to set up a motorcycle that is clearly superior to its rivals. “The Yamaha is always a good bike, very balanced, but now the difference compared to the Ducati in terms of engine power is very important. It was difficult for Quartararo to compete like this“.

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