Rossi’s Love Note to Yamaha M1
Monday, August 16, 2010
is the greatest Grand Prix rider of all time. He is also an odd fellow. The Italian rider comes across as quite passionate – particularly when it comes to motorsports. So it’s no surprise that he loves motorcycles. But Valentino really loves motorcycles. Loves them. And breaking up is hard to do.
In a farewell letter confirming Rossi's move from Yamaha to Ducati for 2011
, the nine-time world champ thanked Yamaha and his crew members, but most of all he talked about his beloved M1 MotoGP
mount. The kicker for us was toward the end.
Breaking up is hard to do...
“Unfortunately even the most beautiful love stories finish, but they leave a lot of wonderful memories, like when my M1 and I kissed for the first time on the grass at Welkom, when she looked straight in my eyes and told me ‘I love you!'"
Good Lord… That’s the sort of love note that gets stowed away for adult children to later discover in an old shoebox after your death. But there you have it, Valentino Rossi’s impassioned love letter to his dear Yamaha M1 sent out via world-wide press release. The press announcement even includes the original note, handwritten in Italian no less! There’s even sections scratched out as Rossi seeks just the right words to lessen the sting of the breakup.
Alas for the Yamaha, that damn Desmosedici has stolen Valentino away.
Ah well, they’ll always have Welkom…
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