Valentino Rossi retirement: Stop breaking my balls, I’ll decide future in 2018
Valentino Rossi retirement: Stop breaking my balls, I’ll decide future in 2018 Rossi, 38, is odds-on with the bookies to call it a day after Sunday’s final Grand Prix of the season in Valencia. But the man himself says he’ll be delaying any announcement over his next move until the new year. “I’d like to continue racing after 2018,” Rossi said. “Well wait for the first races of the year, so that I can have more idea about my speed and then Ill speak with Yamaha. “At that point, well see what were going to do”. “Isnt it a little early to be talking about my future, if you carry on, youll really break my balls” Valentino Rossi When pressed on the subject at a press conference ahead of this weekends Valencia Grand Prix, Rossi barked out: “Isnt it a little early to be talking about my future, if you carry on, youll really break my balls. “Lets do this – Ill tell you when Ive decided”. Rossi is fourth in the standings this season – and well off likely championship winner Marc Marquez. When asked to review his season, the Yamaha rider said: “I’ve made some good races, one win and six podiums, in which I had fun. “But weve also struggled on many occasions, suffering too much from a technical point of view. “Its a real pity, because Ive never really got on with this bike, while I was competitive with the old one”.