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Why Le Mans will be important for Rossi.

If Valentino Rossi wins next weekend's French Grand Prix at Le Mans it will mark his 99th grand prix victory, in all three classes.

But it would also mean that the reigning six-time MotoGP world champion could then fight for his 100th win in front of his fanatical home fans during the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello on May 31, a circuit where he has been unbeaten since 2002.

Rossi's 98th victory - his first of the 2009 season - at Jerez last weekend put the Fiat Yamaha rider eleven points clear of Ducati's Casey Stoner.

The only rider with more grand prix wins than Rossi is countryman Giacomo Agostini, with 122.

Rossi won at Le Mans last season.

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RMedia - Unregistered

May 06, 2009 1:05 PM

Bob, he may not be able to reach the other grate Ago, but this is not about that record, rahter its about his 100th... which is clearly imminent, and again, nice try to discred VR or Ago, you must be so miserable with vain Italians keep doing better than your favs.... so let me put you out of your miseary, it is highly unlikely that any of your current fav riders could even come close to either of these records across the classes mentioned... :p

Jiri Simek

May 06, 2009 10:19 AM

I think he can do it! Last year he did it and this year I see no reason why it should be different. One thing is for sure, Vale is going to do everything to be able to celebrate his 100th victory at Mugello.

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