17 Aug 2012

Rossi ready to ride with Lorenzo at Yamaha

3:22 pm on 17 August 2012

The nine-time world MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi says he and Jorge Lorenzo can put their past differences aside and will have no problems coexisting as teammates with Yamaha.

The 33-year-old Italian rider revealed last week he would rejoin Yamaha for the 2013 and 2014 seasons after an unsuccessful spell at Italian manufacturer Ducati.

The move to Yamaha will re-unite Rossi with Spain's Lorenzo, who currently leads the MotoGP championships by 23 points after five wins in the first 10 races of the 18-race series.

Lorenzo says he's happy to have Rossi back in the fold, but concedes that in the past the two did not always see eye-to-eye.

Rossi previously rode for Yamaha for seven consecutive years, a period in which he won four titles.