On Monday morning Yamaha announced that it would be parting ways with Vinales on the finish of this season, breaking contract one 12 months sooner than deliberate following a deterioration within the relationship between each events.
9-time grand prix motorbike world champion Rossi doesn’t have a contract with Yamaha for 2022 and admitted final Thursday that it was “very troublesome” for him to increase his MotoGP profession given his lacklustre outcomes this season.
Scoring simply 17 factors from the primary 9 races and a finest results of 10th, 2021 is Rossi’s worst ever season in grand prix racing.
When requested by Motorsport.com on Sunday at Assen if Vinales leaving Yamaha might affect his personal plans concerning 2022, Rossi replied: “So, appears like that within the subsequent week, appears like one thing will change.
“I don’t know very effectively, however possibly one thing will change that we don’t count on.
“However sincerely, for me, it doesn’t change my resolution as a result of my resolution is correlated to the outcomes.
“So, what’s occurring with the opposite staff and the opposite Yamahas is just not a giant distinction [to my plans].”
Rossi crashed out of Sunday’s Dutch TT on the lap 7 of 26 having dropped to 21st with a nasty begin, that means he has scored factors in simply 4 races this 12 months.
With a call on his MotoGP future anticipated to be taken within the five-week summer season break between Assen and Austria, Rossi admits his Dutch TT end result gained’t be the deciding issue.
“, it’s not right this moment,” he mentioned if his Assen end result was essential to his future resolution.
“I imply, I at all times mentioned that I do know that this 12 months is troublesome, is a superb problem.
However my resolution for subsequent 12 months relies upon very a lot for the outcomes.
“So, the outcomes for the primary half of the season are usually not what we anticipated. We hoped to be stronger, to combat for the higher positions.
“So, the end result doesn’t assist us. Now is just not the second as a result of I mentioned from the start of the season I’ll determine within the subsequent weeks [in the summer break] about subsequent 12 months, and it is going to be like this and we’ll let you understand once we determine.”
Rossi will bring his VR46 team into MotoGP next season as a Ducati satellite tv for pc squad, with the Saudi prince backing the staff stating within the official announcement press launch final week that he hoped Rossi would race for his personal squad.
Nevertheless, Rossi batted away this idea as unlikely to ever happen.