Published on 10 Jan 2012 by Toni M.
“Valentino Rossi remains our choice for the future,” said Del Torchio during today’s press conference at the 2012 Wrooom. “The goal is to be competitive. We’ll discuss contract renewal in 2012, but now it’s too soon. But the tendency is to confirm Nicky Hayden and Valentino.”
“I’m absolutely certain that 2012, despite the difficulties will be a good year,” he continued. “Filippo and his team have worked very hard and are doing miracles. We don’t have the financial resources that our Japanese competitors have, but the intelligence is there, the desire to do well also and the bike is promising, and I suggest that you listen carefully to Filippo tomorrow.”