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Olivier Jacque: "Rossi on a Yamaha would be positive for the championship"

Olivier Jacque: 'Rossi on a Yamaha would be positive for the championship'

Olivier Jacque: "Rossi on a Yamaha would be positive for the championship"

Olivier Jacque has given his thoughts on the rumours over Valentino Rossi's proposed switch from Honda to Yamaha, claiming it would benefit the championship even though his own place with the factory may be in doubt. The Frenchman is one of the men widely tipped to make way for Rossi should the unthinkable finally happen, but the 250cc World Champion declared: "The talk is that Rossi is going to Yamaha and, personally, I think that if he does then it would be a very positive thing for the championship."

On his own future, Jacque revealed that any movement is on hold as the paddock waits with baited breath for the decision of the World Champion but hinted towards a move away from Yamaha in any case. "For the moment I am in contact with a team in Italy but I can't say any more than that because it is confidential. Everybody is waiting for Rossi to make his decision so that the pieces of the jigsaw can finally come together."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2003, Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Valentino Rossi

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