F1 Ferrari drive or retirement possible for Rossi in near future

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VALENTINO ROSSI is odds-on to retire after the 2014 Moto GP season, according to Ladbrokes.

The Doctor is rumoured to quit the sport in two years’ time and it’s 1/2 that he sticks to his word and (6/4) that the Italian carries on. Rossi is chalked up at 7/1 to win his eighth championship title this season and it’s 3/1 he’s victorious before the end of 2014.

The bookies also make Rossi a 10/1 shot to swap to the World Rally Championship and punters who fancy an outside flutter can back him to replace Ferrari’s Felipe Massa at 100/1.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Rossi will be a huge loss when he retires. There’s no doubt punters would love to see him back in action – even on a different set of wheels.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Valentino Rossi specials

7/1 to win the 2012 MotoGP Championship
3/1 to win a MotoGP Championship before the end of 2014
6/4 to retire from MotoGP BEFORE the end of 2014 season
1/2 to retire from MotoGP AFTER the 2014 season
100/1 to replace Felipe Massa at Ferrari in 2013
10/1 to switch from MotoGP to the World Rally Championship before 2015

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.