Valentino Rossi received the Tapiro d’Oro (the interview will be broadcasted on Striscia la Notizia on Canale 5) at Monza where he’s racing in the Blancpain Endurance Series and the former World Champion decided to personally put a stop to all the speculation and rumors that have been running wild following his comments after the season opener in Qatar.
It wasn’t a resigned and broken Rossi, but a combative racer that recieved the Tapiro d’Oro from Valerio Stafelli,, “This is one of most deserved Tapiro’s ever given in history. I’m ‘attapirato’ (a word created for those celebrities that receive the dubious prize) because I’m not competitive nor can I ride at 100%, while the others are faster. I want to win and I’m suffering because I’m so far back, “ said Rossi.
There will be no divorce reported Rossi, “I’m staying with Ducati. We’re going to try to better in every single race and we’re not giving up” adding “we’re going to do everything to make the Rossi-Ducati duo work”
Source | sportmediaset.it