Moto GP: Rossi dismisses talk of retirement

2012-05-10 00:00

ROME — Seven-time world champion Valentino Rossi denied newspaper reports claiming he is about to retire from Moto GP.

He has had a miserable time since leaving Yamaha to join Ducati, finishing seventh in 2011 and managing only one podium finish. Three races into the 2012 season and already he is down to ninth place.

Despite a report in Daily Telegraph, Rossi insists he is not calling it quits and said on his Twitter page: “Ciao guys, the rumours about my retirement at the end of the year are not true! See you in Le Mans.

“I have no intention of retiring at the end of the season, it’s just a made-up story.”

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