Ducati moves Rossi closer to F1

Stephan Heublein

Valentino Rossi's switch of MotoGP teams has moved him closer to formula one, according to his father.

The flamboyant motorcycle rider will move from Yamaha, his team for the past seven years, to the Italian marque Ducati for 2011 and 2012.

And his father Graziano, also a former motorcycle world championship rider, thinks the switch moves his son closer to F1.