Rossi wants 10th title and starting a family

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi says he is hoping to claim a tenth world title and also hopes to start a family one of these days.

In an interview with Italian publication Corriere della Sera, the 38-years-old Italian spoke on a number of topics including his dream to start a family and have a son in the near-future including his hopes for another title.

"To continue to win, to be there, to be in the mix, to try for the tenth title, said Rossi. "And a son; I would like to have a child and this seems like the right time."

Rossi said that he is still very upset about the infamous ending of the 2015 MotoGP season and regrets what was said at the Malaysian press conference 18 months ago.

"A very deep disappointment. Some things happened that should not happen, a disgrace to the sport," said the Italian.

"I have battled against tough rivals, various adversaries, from Biaggi to Stoner, but none of them every behaved like Marquez did then. I have never seen a rider who was not in the running for the title race against someone else like that.

"Do I have regrets? Of course. If I hadn't said anything… if I hadn't reacted… The truth is that they would have beaten me anyway and at least I got it off my chest, I created a stir."

When asked about his opinion on Spaniards Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez and new teammate Maverick Viñales Rossi said: "Lorenzo, for better or for worse, is more transparent than Marquez, less false. 

"Viñales seems to me to be more balanced than Lorenzo. Then we will have to see if he can handle the tension, if he will change under stress.

"Of course, maybe on the track I won't even see him, given how fast he was in the tests. But people reveal themselves under stress. Anyone can be a perfect gentleman with the bikes switched off.

Rossi added, when asked about what he thought about the early retirement of Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg, that he was baffled by the decision.

"I'm baffled. I don't like and don't understand it," he concluded.