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Jul 10

MotoGP: Relaxed Rossi heads to Germany with future decided

 Valentino Rossi of Italy and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP  rounds the bend during the MotoGP Netherlands - Free Practice  at  on June 26, 2014 in Assen, Netherlands.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

of Italy and Movistar Yamaha  during the Netherlands – Free Practice on June 26, 2014. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi is travelling to the in a distinctly relaxed fashion, having last week inked a new two-year contract with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP which keeps the nine-time World Champion with the team until at least the end of 2016.

It was on Wednesday after the previous race at that the new Rossi-Yamaha contract was formally announced, with ‘The Doctor’ now able to fully concentrate on the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

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Jul 2

MotoGP: Fan favorite Rossi signs contract extension

Eight races into the 2014 MotoGP season, Valentino Rossi has finished second four times. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

Eight races into the 2014 season, has finished second four times and has picked up five podium finishes. (Photo courtesy .com)

Nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi will continue to race for the factory Yamaha team through 2015 and 2016.

The announcement, made Wednesday morning, comes as little surprise given the 35-year-old Italian’s pace this season. Rossi is currently tied for second in the MotoGP standings with Dani Pedrosa.

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Jun 27

MotoGP: Rossi puts high price on Assen victory

Valentino Rossi of Italy and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP heads down a straight  during the MotoGP of Netherlands - Qualifying at TT circuit on June 27, 2014 in Assen, Netherlands.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

of Italy and Movistar Yamaha heads down a straight during the of Netherlands – Qualifying at TT circuit on June 27, 2014 in , Netherlands. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi has put a high price on ending his one year losing streak with a win in Saturday’s Dutch TT at Assen.

Rossi’s last win was at this race a year ago, his only victory of 2013, and he is regarded as an Assen specialist.

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May 19

MotoGP: Lorenzo fires back at Rossi and Marquez

LE MANS, FRANCE - MAY 17:   Jorge Lorenzo of Spain and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP starts from box during the MotoGp of France - Qualifying on May 17, 2014 in Le Mans, France.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

of Spain and Movistar Yamaha , seen here during qualifying in , France, currently currently sits fifth in the MotoGP standings, 80 points back of points leader Marc Marquez. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo has dismissed claims that his form slump is because he is not relaxed and enjoying his riding, especially in the shadow of record-breaking fellow Spaniard Marc Marquez.

After finishing a lackluster sixth in Sunday’s French GP, both Marquez and seven-time champion reckoned that a lack of enjoyment and too much importance on winning were key issues.

Not surprisingly Lorenzo disagreed.

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May 15

MotoGP: Yamaha aims to catch Marquez in Le Mans

Yamaha Factory MotoGP's Italian rider  Valentino Rossi (L), Yamaha Factory Racing's Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo (C) and Repsol Honda Team's Spanish rider Dani Pedrosa compete in the MotoGP race of the Spanish Grand Prix at the Jerez racetrack in Jerez de la Frontera on May 4, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO        (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

Yamaha Factory riders (L) and (C) lead Repsol Honda Team rider Dani Pedrosa in Jerez. The Yamaha Factory team has just three podium finishes so far in 2014 to Repsol Honda’s eight. (Photo: Javier Soriano/Getty Images)

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders Valentino Rossi heads to with spirits high, following a good performance and race in Jerez and with a new chassis incorporated into his YZR-M1 package.

His teammate Jorge Lorenzo heads to Le Mans aiming to return to the podium, having done so only one time so far this season.

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