Valentino Rossi is by no means one of the greatest riders to have ever raced in the MotoGP. The Italian rider currently sits fifth in the championship standings, more than a hundred points behind Marc Marquez.
“If we give him the right moto, Rossi can still win his tenth world championship” declared Silvano Galbusera, Valentino Rossi mechanical crew chief.
“At this moment, the problems are far greater from our side than from his.” Galbusera added while being interviewed by Rai 1. Silvano Galbusera replaced the legendary Jeremy Burgess at the end of 2013 as crew chief of Valentino Rossi’s mechanics. Since then, Rossi only had one real title shot, when he narrowly lost to Jorge Lorenzo in 2015.
“I am really optimistic that we can deliver Valentino Rossi a competitive bike. Anyway, it is not important how many titles you win. It is far more important to demonstrate that you are the best.” Galbusera concluded.
Throughout his career, Valentino Rossi managed to win nine world championship. His first world championship came in 1997 in the 125 cc. Two years later he won the 250 cc world championship. In the 500 cc/MotoGP era he won seven world titles (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009).