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Old 11-09-2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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In BBC Interview Rossi Says, "It's me or Jor-Gay"
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Until the official link to BBC is posted or better yet the interview, I think this was produced at the onion.
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Yeah, because that physical wall that Yamaha transports around and installs in the garage between the two at every race is just so they can have something to hang pictures on. Soup's usually pretty accurate with their news. We'll see, as with Suppo going to HRC the rumor mill is working overtime.
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Rossi: "Yamaha Have To Decide Between Me And Lorenzo"
Submitted by David Emmett on Sun, 2009-11-08 23:59.
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The Rossi-to-Ducati saga continues apace, with maneuvering for the 2011 contract negotiations taking place even on the grid of the final race of 2009. Interviewed for BBC television, Valentino Rossi got in a powerful blow, demanding that Yamaha make a decision about which of their two star riders they want to build their future on. "Yamaha have to choose between me and Jorge for 2011," Rossi told the BBC.

The Italian freely admitted he had been approached by Ducati, and that he had an option to ride there. "I could change bike, ride for Ducati and try to win the world championship with an Italian bike. That would be a great motivation," Rossi said.

At the same time, Rossi underlined his strong relationship with Yamaha. "I prefer at this moment to stay with Yamaha because the love between me and Yamaha, our relationship, is something special."

Rumors of Ducati's courtship of Rossi have triggered a feeding frenzy in the Italian media, who are desperately keen for the match up to take place. However, plenty of room for doubt remains over how serious Rossi is in considering leaving Yamaha, as the Italian is renowned for making public statements to achieve a desired effect, either from a team, a factory, a rival or even the sport of MotoGP itself. Rossi's statements fit neatly into this pattern of putting pressure on one party, in order to achieve the goals he set himself for the future.
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The interview is part of the pre-race coverage on the BBCplayer. It came as a side bar conversation after Rossi talks thru the last lap in Catalunya where he owned Lorenzo passing him in the last turn. He said it was the best last lap he can remeber. He also comented on the Ducati reference made above and straight up said Yami will have to decide him or me for 2011. Then Rossi goes out and beats his teamate to prove he's the man.
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