“Non vedo l’ora che inizi questa nuova stagione di MotoGP – ha affermato Suzi Perry così come riportato da Crash.net - Rossi mi rilasciò una intervista alla fine del 2009 che fece scalpore in tutto il mondo, tranne in Gran Bretagna, dove diceva che la Yamaha doveva scegliere tra lui o Lorenzo. Ancora doveva decidere di andare in Ducati. Sentivo che il suo ego lo spingeva contro il suo team-mate Lorenzo e che non era la cosa giusta. Ora sono contenta che sia tornato in Yamaha. In Ducati è come se avesse sprecato gli ultimi due anni, ma ora sono convinta che ritornerà tra i protagonisti della lotta per il podio. Questo sarebbe grandioso perchè zittirebbe tutti quelli che hanno detto che è finito e magari li mandi anche a farsi fottere!
Per diversi anni ha sostenuto la MotoGP nel mondo. Era il volto usato in tutto il mondo dal motomondiale per attirare spettatori e sono rimasta scioccata di come in questi anni tanti giornalisti lo abbiano scaricato velocemente”
NEWS IN ENGLISHNew BBC F1 presenter Suzi Perry feels Valentino Rossi left Yamaha for the wrong reasons - and hopes he can now make a winning returning and 'stick two fingers' at those in the sport 'he propped up' who wrote him off at Ducati.
Perry fronted the BBC's motorcycle racing coverage for 13 years, starting with WSBK before the corporation switched its emphasis to MotoGP from 2003.
She stepped down at the end of 2009 - when Rossi won his seventh and most recent MotoGP title - to concentrate on her mainstream TV work.
Rossi left Yamaha at the end of 2010. The Italian megastar recorded just three podiums during two troubled years on the Desmosedici, but has been back in contention during pre-season testing ahead of his Yamaha return.
Perry is also making a comeback in 2013 - to live motorsport at the BBC, having been chosen to take over from Jake Humphrey as presenter of the company's highly-rated F1 coverage.
Speaking exclusively to Crash.net during Wednesday's London press launch for the BBC's 2013 F1 coverage, Perry's continued enthusiasm for MotoGP was clear. “I'm so excited about this year in MotoGP,” Perry began. “Rossi should never have left Yamaha in the first place. Easy to say now, but I think I said that at the time.
“He gave me the ['it's me or Lorenzo'] interview at the end of the 2009 season and it made headlines across the globe, although not many in Britain took notice. He shouldn't have gone to Ducati really. I felt it was a bit of an ego driven move, with what was going on with Jorge [Lorenzo, team-mate], which wasn't the right reason.
“I'm glad to see him back with Yamaha. I feel as though he has almost wasted two years in a way. I think we could see him back on the top step of the podium this year. That would be great, because so many people have written him off. I just want him to come back and stick two fingers up at those people!
“For so many years he propped up that sport [MotoGP]. He was the hook that they hung their coat on and I'm really surprised that so many journalists switched quite quickly off to him. I was quite shocked by that
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