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Rossi hopes Honda offers him first title-winning MotoGP bike

The nine-time grand prix world champion retired from MotoGP on the finish of final season, bringing to a detailed a 432 GP profession spanning 26 campaigns.

Throughout his tenure Rossi received championships with Aprilia within the 125cc and 250cc lessons, Honda two-stroke 500cc and four-stroke MotoGP equipment, and Yamahas in MotoGP.

Throughout the Valencia finale a particular show of all of Rossi’s title-winning bikes was staged within the paddock for him, with Rossi having most of them in his private assortment at dwelling.

The one bikes lacking from Rossi’s assortment are the Honda NSR500 he received his first title on in 2001 and the RC211Vs he received the 2002 and 2003 championships on.

The connection between Rossi and Honda soured in 2003 as he felt his contribution to HRC’s success was not being given sufficient credit score, with the Italian signing for Yamaha for 2004.

Talking in Valencia, Rossi says he was as a result of get the 2001 500cc bike from Honda years in the past nevertheless it by no means arrived and hopes HRC will change its thoughts at some point.

“I communicate with Alberto and I requested for – minimal – the 500, additionally as a result of that 500 is my 500,” Rossi stated.

“It’s the bike that Honda was supposed to provide to me and I used to be able to take, I had already the place at dwelling [for it].

“However for some cause the bike by no means arrived. I’m joyful if Honda change the concept and gave me that one.

“For positive, the bike will keep properly, at an excellent temperature and have an excellent place at my home.”

Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT, Alberto Puig, Repsol Honda Team Team Principal, 9 time world Champion bikes

Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT, Alberto Puig, Repsol Honda Crew Crew Principal, 9 time world Champion bikes

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

When requested if Honda would take into account Rossi’s request, Puig responded: “Effectively, it’s a tough story.

“So, I can’t reply, however this bike can be essential for us as a result of we’ve it in a museum.

“Honda may be very happy with the titles that we bought, and likewise with the titles that Valentino bought for us collectively.

“So, I’m positive we need to have this as a vital trophy in our home to indicate to our followers that we have been able to profitable that title with that bike.”

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