Moto GP: Valentino Rossi extends contract with Yamaha until 2018
- Rossi and team-mate Jorge Lorenzo start the season for Yamaha this weekend.
"I am very happy to announce that Yamaha and I have extended our contract and will continue working together in MotoGP for the next two years," the nine-times world champion said in a statement.
"I am very satisfied with this decision, because it has always been my plan to compete in motorsports for as long as I can be competitive and find it enjoyable at the same time."
The 37-year-old, whose Spanish team-mate Jorge Lorenzo is the reigning world champion, starts the season in Qatar this weekend.Published 19 Mar 2016, 13:31 IST