Rossi Denies Rumors Return to Honda
Rossi Denies Rumors Return to Honda.
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Ducati rider, Valentino Rossi, has denied he will be back defending MotoGP Repsol Honda in 2013 as a replacement for Dani Pedrosa. Driver who was nicknamed The Doctor confirms return to the Honda is not an option for him.
Rossi became one candidate replacement Honda rider, Casey Stoner, who decided to retire from MotoGP this season. The Doctor increasingly favored to return to the Honda Jorge Lorenzo after his contract with Yamaha.
The Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) will prioritize Dani Pedrosa as the main drivers and pick up one rookie, with Marc Marquez as the strongest candidate. However, until now Pedrosa has not extended his contract with the Japanese team.
Rossi insists he never planned to go back to Honda. Primary class world champion Grand Prix seven times is not going to make sure though Pedrosa Honda have failed to renew his contract.
“The situation Pedrosa did not change anything for me. I never made contact with the HRC, so go there was never an option for me,” said Rossi told GPOne.com.
Rossi has wonderful memories with Honda after becoming world champion in 2002 and 2003. However, the rider 33 years decided to leave in 2004 because he felt unappreciated.