Davide Brivio plays down talk Valentino Rossi could retire over Marco Simoncelli's death

Davide Brivio has dismissed rumours that Valentino Rossi could retire from MotoGP in the wake of the accident that killed his close friend Marco Simoncelli at Sepang on Sunday.

Former Yamaha team manager Brivio followed Rossi to Ducati this year to continue working with the seven-time MotoGP champion. Writing on his Twitter feed today, Brivio said there was no truth in suggestions that Rossi was